The trajectory of technology in the television business couldn’t be clearer: satellites are yesterday’s news. Photograph: Godong/UIG via Getty Images

Ever since Sky first started broadcasting in the 1980s, it has been synonymous with two things: billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the concept(...)

In provisionally blocking Rupert Murdoch’s bid to acquire Sky, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority highlighted “media plurality concerns” – in other words, how much power the Murdoch family would wield over the British media world after the takeover. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch is a man accustomed to getting his own way. After all, he famously renounced his Australian citizenship more than three decades ago in (...)

Cersei (Lena Headey) is in the ascendancy in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. AT&T’s proposed acquisition of HBO parent Time Warner is up in the air after the US department of justice moved to block the deal.

At the start of 2017, I forecast that the media year would be like 2016, only more so, with the themes of consolidation, convergence and digital trans(...)

Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover. “Time’s term ‘silence breakers’ is an interesting one, as many of the women profiled by the magazine had broken their silence many times in the past.”

Time magazine has selected as its “Person of the Year” a group it calls “the Silence Breakers” – the women, and some men too, who came forward in 2017(...)

21st Century Fox chief executive  James Murdoch, who has condemned US president Donald Trump’s response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville. Photograph:  Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

James Murdoch – chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Donald Trump ally Rupert Murdoch – has become one of the most prominent voices yet to c(...)

British media secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed she will refer the planned £11.7 billion (€13.48 billion) takeover of Sky by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Reports of Rupert Murdoch’s ongoing mission to get his hands on Sky might well confuse casual observers who were under the impression the Australian m(...)

Concerns have been raised about the role of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who is Sky’s chairman and Fox’s chief executive. Photograph: PA Wire

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has tabled a formal £11.7 billion (€14 billion) takeover bid for broadcaster Sky. Fox’s offer of £10.75 per share f(...)

Rupert Murdoch: the Murdoch family has 39.4 per cent of the voting power at News Corp even though it owns only 14 per cent of the company

Rupert Murdoch has lost an important News Corp ally after Prince Alwaleed bin Talal sold most of his stake, a move that could embolden dissident share(...)

A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

Facing the toughest market conditions in its 25-year history, BSkyB has opened talks with Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to acquire Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. Photograph: PA

BSkyB’s plan to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as €10 billion is a bold bet on long-term growth at the ex(...)

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