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News Corporation
Former type Public
Traded as NASDAQNWS
NASDAQNWSA
ASX: NWSLV
Industry Mass media
Fate Divided into New News Corp. and 21st Century Fox
Successor(s) 21st Century Fox
News Corp.
When it was created Adelaide, Australia (1979 (1979))
Delaware, United States (12 November 2004 (2004-11-12))
People who started it Rupert Murdoch
Defunct 28 June 2013 (2013-06-28)
Headquarters 1211 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036
, USA
Area served Worldwide
Key people Rupert Murdoch
(Chairman and CEO)
Chase Carey
(President and COO)
Things made Cable network programming, filmed entertainment, television, direct-broadcast satellite television, publishing, and other
Money earned Increase US$ 33.706 billion (2012)
Operating income Increase US$ 02.212 billion (2012)
Net income IncreaseUS$ 01.179 billion (2012)
Total assets Increase US$ 56.663 billion (2012)
Total equity IncreaseUS$ 24.684 billion (2012)
Employees 48,000 (2012)
Website NewsCorp.com

The News Corporation (or 'News Corp.') was an Australian, and later American, mass media corporation. It was based in New York City, New York. It was the world's second biggest media company in revenue in 2011, and the world's third largest company in entertainment in 2009.

News Corporation was founded in Adelaide in 1979, by Rupert Murdoch. It was incorporated under South Australian commercial law until 2004 when the company moved to the United States. It was re-incorporated under Delaware law after its shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. It was a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ. Murdoch remained the chairman and chief executive officer of the company until its end in 2013.

Among its major holdings were News Limited, News International (whose properties include The Times, The Sun, and the now-closed News of the World), Dow Jones & Company (which owned The Wall Street Journal), the book publisher HarperCollins, and the Fox Entertainment Group (owners of the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Fox Broadcasting Company).

News Corporation was split into two different companies on 28 June 2013. Both are publicly traded companies: 21st Century Fox consists mainly of television and media assets, while a new News Corp focuses on publishing.

Filmed entertainment

Television

Broadcast/production assets

Cable assets

  • Big Ten Network (49%)
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox College Sports
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Soccer Channel
  • Fox Sports Enterprises
  • Fox Sports en Español
  • Foxtel (25%) -
  • Fox Sports Net
  • FUEL TV
  • FX Networks
  • Fox Reality Channel
  • National Geographic Channel (50%)
    • National Geographic Channel UK (50%)
  • Speed Channel
  • SportSouth
  • LAPTV (Latin America — co-owned with Paramount Pictures/Viacom, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/MGM Holdings and Universal Studios/NBC Universal)
  • Telecine (Brazil — co-owned with Globosat Canais, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal Studios and DreamWorks);

Television assets

  • BSkyB [United Kingdom] (39.1%)
  • Sky Deutschland [Germany] (49.90%)
  • SKY Italia [Italy] (100%)
  • SKY Network Television [New Zealand] (43.65%)
  • Foxtel [Australia] (25%)
  • Star TV [India & Greater China] (100%)
  • Tata Sky [India] (20%)

Internet

Magazines and inserts

  • Alpha
  • Australian Football Weekly
  • Australian Golf Digest
  • Australian Good Taste (with Woolworths)
  • Australian Parents (with Woolworths)
  • Best of the Gold Coast Magazine
  • Big League
  • Chopper
  • Country Style
  • delicious. (with the ABC)
  • donna hay
  • Gardening Australia (with the ABC)
  • GQ Australia
  • Inside Out
  • Lifestyle Pools + outdoor design
  • Live to Ride
  • MasterChef Magazine
  • Modern Boating
  • Modern Fishing
  • Overlander 4WD
  • SmartSource Magazine
  • Super Food Ideas
  • Tattoo
  • Truck & Trailer Australia
  • Truckin' Life
  • Two Wheels
  • Two Wheels Scooter
  • Vogue Australia
  • Vogue Entertaining + Travel

Newspapers and information services

United Kingdom

News International

Australia

News Limited

Metropolitan newspapers, magazines and news distribution channels

National
  • The Australian including weekly insert magazine The Deal and monthly insert magazine (wish)
  • The Weekend Australian including insert magazine The Weekend Australian Magazine
  • Australian Associated Press (45%)
New South Wales
Victoria
  • Herald Sun
  • Sunday Herald Sun including insert magazine sundaymagazine
  • mX (Melbourne)
Queensland
  • The Courier-Mail including weekly insert magazine QWeekend
  • The Sunday Mail
  • Brisbane News
South Australia
  • The Advertiser including the monthly insert the Adelaide* magazine
  • Sunday Mail
Western Australia
  • The Sunday Times
Tasmania
  • The Mercury
  • The Sunday Tasmanian
Northern Territory
  • Northern Territory News
  • Sunday Territorian

Community suburban newspapers

Sydney
Cumberland/Courier (NSW) newspapers
  • Blacktown Advocate
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Express
  • Central
  • Central Coast Express Advocate
  • Fairfield Advance
  • Hills Shire Times
  • Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate
  • Inner West Courier
  • Liverpool Leader
  • Macarthur Chronicle
  • Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard
  • NINETOFIVE
  • North Shore Times
  • Northern District Times
  • NORTHSIDE
  • Parramatta Advertiser
  • Penrith Press
  • Rouse Hill Times
  • Southern Courier
  • The Manly Daily
  • The Mosman Daily
  • Village Voice Balmain
  • Wentworth Courier
Melbourne
Leader (Vic) newspapers
  • Bayside Leader
  • Berwick/Pakenham Cardinia Leader
  • Brimbank Leader
  • Caulfield Glen Eira/Port Philip Leader
  • Cranbourne Leader
  • Dandenong/Springvale Dandenong Leader
  • Diamond Valley Leader
  • Frankston Standard/Hastings Leader
  • Free Press Leader
  • Heidelberg Leader
  • Hobsons Bay Leader
  • Hume Leader
  • Knox Leader
  • Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader
  • Manningham Leader
  • Maribyrnong Leader www.maribyrnongleader.com.au
  • Maroondah Leader
  • Melbourne Leader
  • Melton/Moorabool Leader
  • Moonee Valley Leader
  • Moorabbin Kingston/Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader
  • Mordialloc Chelsea Leader
  • Moreland Leader
  • Mornington Peninsula Leader
  • Northcote Leader
  • Preston Leader
  • Progress Leader
  • Stonnington Leader
  • Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Leader
  • Waverley/Oakleigh Monash Leader
  • Whitehorse Leader
  • Whittlesea Leader
  • Wyndham Leader
Brisbane
Quest (QLD) newspapers
  • Albert & Logan News (Fri)
  • Albert & Logan News (Wed)
  • Caboolture Shire Herald
  • Caloundra Journal
  • City News
  • City North News
  • City South News
  • Ipswich News
  • Logan West Leader
  • Maroochy Journal
  • North-West News
  • Northern Times
  • Northside Chronicle
  • Pine Rivers Press/North Lakes Times
  • Redcliffe and Bayside Herald
  • South-East Advertiser
  • South-West News/Springfield News
  • Southern Star
  • The Noosa Journal
  • weekender
  • Westside News
  • Wynnum Herald
  • Weekender Essential Sunshine Coast
Adelaide
Messenger (SA) newspapers
  • Adelaide Matters
  • City Messenger
  • City North Messenger
  • East Torrens Messenger
  • Eastern Courier Messenger
  • Guardian Messenger
  • Hills & Valley Messenger
  • Leader Messenger
  • News Review Messenger
  • Portside Messenger
  • Southern Times Messenger
  • Weekly Times Messenger
Perth
Community (WA) newspapers (50.1%)
  • Advocate
  • Canning Times
  • Comment News
  • Eastern Reporter
  • Fremantle-Cockburn Gazette
  • Guardian Express
  • Hills-Avon Valley Gazette
  • Joondalup-Wanneroo Times
  • Mandurah Coastal / Pinjarra Murray Times
  • Melville Times
  • Midland-Kalamunda Reporter
  • North Coast Times
  • Southern Gazette
  • Stirling Times
  • Weekend-Kwinana Courier
  • Weekender
  • Western Suburbs Weekly
Darwin
Sun (NT) newspapers
  • Darwin Sun
  • Litchfield Sun
  • Palmerston Sun

Regional and rural newspapers

New South Wales
  • Tweed Sun'
Victoria
  • Echo
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • GeelongNEWS
  • The Weekly Times
Queensland
  • Ayr Advocate
  • Bowen Independent
  • Cairns Sun
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Gold Coast Sun
  • Herbert River Express
  • Home Hill Observer
  • Innisfail Advocate
  • Northern Miner
  • Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette
  • Tablelander - Atherton
  • Tablelands Advertiser
  • The Cairns Post
  • The Noosa Journal
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • Townsville Sun
  • weekender
Tasmania
  • Derwent Valley Gazette
  • Tasmanian Country
Northern Territory
  • Centralian Advocate

Papua New Guinea

  • Papua New Guinea Post-Courier

United States

Community Newspaper Group
  • The Brooklyn Paper
  • Courier-Life Publications
  • TimesLedger Newspapers
  • Bronx Times Reporter Inc.
  • The Corning Leader

International

Dow Jones & Company

Consumer Media Group
  • The Wall Street Journal - the leading US financial newspaper.
  • Wall Street Journal Europe
  • Wall Street Journal Asia
  • Barron's - weekly financial markets magazine.
  • Marketwatch - Financial news and information website.
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • Financial News
Enterprise Media Group
  • Dow Jones Newswires - global, real-time news and information provider.
  • Factiva - provides business news and information together with content delivery tools and services.
  • Dow Jones Indexes - stock market indexes and indicators, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • Dow Jones Financial Information Services — produces databases, electronic media, newsletters, conferences, directories, and other information services on specialised markets and industry sectors.
  • Betten Financial News — leading Dutch language financial and economic news service.
Local Media Group'
  • Dow Jones Local Media Group (formerly Ottaway Community Newspapers) - 8 daily and 15 weekly regional newspapers.
Strategic Alliances
  • STOXX (33%) - joint venture with Deutsche Boerse and SWG Group for the development and distribution of Dow Jones STOXX indices.
  • Vedomosti (33%) - Russia's leading financial newspaper (joint venture with Financial Times and Independent Media).
  • SmartMoney (50%)
  • FiLife.com (50%)

Books

  • HarperCollins
    • HarperCollins India (40%) joint venture with India Today Group
  • Zondervan Publishing
    • Youth Specialties — organisation helping youth workers worldwide through training seminars and conventions, resources and the internet.
    • Inspirio — religious gift production.

Miscellaneous

  • National Rugby League
  • Fox Music
  • Jamba! - Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Handsets Personalisation/Games.
    • Maximedia Israel (67%)
    • Mosgorreklama (50%) - Russia sign and marketing material manufacturer
  • NDS Group (49%) - DRM and conditional access company.
  • Wireless Generation - Software for Education

Dormant or shuttered News Corporation businesses

The following companies are subsidiaries of News Corporation that either are no longer active or have been absorbed into another part of the company.

  • Four Star Entertainment (1952–1989)
  • Fox Kids (1990–2002)
  • Gillett Communications (1979–1991)
  • Gold Key Entertainment (1969–1984)
  • New World Entertainment (1970–1997)
  • News of the World (1843–2011)
  • SCI Television (1991–1993)
  • Storer Communications (1927–1983)

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