News Corp - A Media Empire Under Pressure

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Last updated: 16 Aug 2011 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 28

Analyst: Kylie Wansink


The News of the World scandal will have far reaching consequences and long lasting effects on different aspects of our society. It will also impact upon the newspaper publishing and media reporting sector as a whole. With many newspapers in trouble as more and more people abandon the printed newspapers, publishers are desperately trying to survive.

This report provides insights into News Corp and analyses the wider implications of the recent scandal. It provides information on BSkyB, which News Corp has withdrawn from purchasing at this time and explores Rupert Murdoch’s attitude to online news and the failed attempt of MySpace. The report also includes News Corp financial and company information for year-end June 2011, prepared by Indigo Equity Research.

Key developments:

News Corp is facing immense pressure after discovery of unethical news gathering; News Corp’s bid for BSkyB has been impacted upon; other fall-outs may well occur; this development will impact upon newspaper industry as a whole.

Companies covered in this report:

News Corp; BSkyB

Financial information includes:

BSkyB annualised ARPU; BSkyB revenue and operating profit; a report providing News Corp financial information prepared by Indigo Equity Research.

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