News Corp. operates as a global media company, which engages in television broadcasting and publishes newspapers, magazines, and books. It operates through six segments: Cable Network Programming, Filmed Entertainment, Television, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, Publishing, and Other. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of the production and licensing of programming distributed through cable television systems and direct broadcast satellite operators primarily in the U. S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The Filmed Entertainment segment engages in the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media worldwide and the production and licensing of television programming worldwide. The Television segment consists of the broadcasting of network programming in the U. S. and the operation of broadcast television stations. The Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment engages in the distribution of basic and premium programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. The Publishing segment consists of the company's newspapers and information services, book publishing and integrated marketing services businesses. The Other segment consists of the company's digital media properties and News Outdoor, an advertising business which offers display advertising in outdoor locations primarily throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. The company was founded by Keith Rupert Murdoch in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Born: 11 March 1931
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Best known as: The power behind the News Corporation media empire
Name at birth: Keith Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch inherited a small Australian newspaper in 1952 and aggressively turned it into one of the biggest media corporations in the world: the News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch grew up in Australia and was attending Oxford University when his father, the wealthy newspaperman Sir Keith Murdoch, died in 1952. Rupert returned to Australia to take over the family business at age 22. Over the years, Rupert Murdoch acquired more and more media outlets in Australia and then overseas, from China to Europe and the United States. (He became a U.S. citizen in 1985 in order to meet the legal requirements for owning American TV stations.) Today the News Corporation is a global media conglomerate that includes television, feature films, online services, newspapers and books, with holdings that include the Fox TV Network (including Fox News), HarperCollins Books, 20th Century Fox, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and The Times of London. One of the world's wealthiest men, Rupert Murdoch is frequently criticized for imposing his conservative political views on the editorial content of his newspapers and TV stations, and for "lowering the standards" of the publications and outlets he acquires; fans say he's a brilliant businessman who gives people what they want. In either case, he has shown little sign of slowing down even in his eighties. His son James "Jamie" Murdoch is a News Corporation executive and is widely seen as Murdoch's heir apparent.
Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Chase Carey has been President and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation at Dow Jones & Company Inc. since July 1, 2009. Mr. Carey has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of DirecTV Group Inc., (formerly Hughes Electronics Corporation) since December 22, 2003. He has been the President of DIRECTV, Inc., CA since December 2003. He served as Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, Inc., CA since December 2003. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DirecTV, Inc. from December 12, 2003 to June 30, 2009. Mr. Carey served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation from 1996 to 2002. He joined Fox, Inc. (predecessor of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.) in 1990 as Executive Vice President. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Fox, Inc. in February 1992. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sky Global Networks, Inc. from 2001 to January 2002. Mr. Carey served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Television from 1994 to 2000. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of DIRECTV Holdings LLC and DirecTV Financing Co. Inc. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of News America Incorporated from 1998 to 2002 and Executive Vice President from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Carey served as President of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. from 1995 to 1998, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to 1995 and Senior Vice President from 1988 to 1991. He served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of Fox Entertainment Group. He played a central role in managing the operations and strategy of News Corp. with particular focus on its worldwide television business that encompasses the Fox network, Fox Television Stations, Fox Cable Programming Group and News Corp's international satellite operations. Prior to Fox Television, Mr. Carey served Columbia Pictures in several executive positions, including President of Pay/Cable and Home Entertainment and Executive Vice President of Columbia Pictures International. He serves as Chairman of the Board of DirecTV Holdings LLC and DirecTV Financing Co. Inc. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Sky Deutschland AG since July 2010. Mr. Carey has been Deputy Chairman of News Corporation Ltd. since July 1, 2009. He served as Chairman of Intelsat Holding Corporation since February 11, 2004. He served as Chairman of the Board at PanAmSat Corporation since December 22, 2003. He served as a Director of DirecTV Group Inc. and DIRECTV from December 22, 2003 to June 2010. He has been a Director of TV Guide, Inc. since March 1999. He serves as Director of DirecTV Financing Co. Inc. He has been a Director of Gateway, Inc. since 1996. He serves as a Director of Yell Finance B.V. Mr. Carey has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland AG since April 2010. He served as a Non-Executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB) from February 13, 2003 to February 10, 2009. He served as an Executive Director of News Corporation Ltd. He served as a Non-Executive Director of News Corp. from 1996 to December 2007. He served as a Director of Sky Global Networks, Inc. from 2001 to January 2002. Mr. Carey served as a Director of Fox Entertainment from 1992 to 2002. He served as a Director of Intelsat Holding Corporation since February 11, 2004. He served as Director of News America Incorporated (News America) until January 2002. Mr. Carey served as a Director of NDS Group, Inc. (NDS) from 1996 to 2002 and Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (Gemstar-TV Guide) from 2000 to 2002. He served as a Director of STAR from 1993 to January 2002. He has been the board of trustees of Colgate University since 1996. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Chairman and CEO, International
Mr. James Rupert Murdoch has been Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corp. since March 2011. Mr. Murdoch serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Sky Italia S.r.l. He serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer of International, Chairman of News Corporation at News Group Newspapers Limited. He served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of Europe and Asia at News Corp. since December 2007. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC from November 4, 2003 to December 2007. He served as an Executive Vice President of News Corporation from September 1999 to November 4, 2003. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of STAR Group Limited, a subsidiary of News Corporation Ltd. since February 2000. He served as the President of News Digital Media, Inc. from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President, Music and New Media of News Corporation from 1996 to 1997. He founded Rawkus Entertainment LLC in 1995 and has been its Chairman since 1995. Mr. Murdoch has been a Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc since December 7, 2007. He served as Vice Chairman of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Ltd. He has been Non-Executive Chairman of BSkyB since 2009 and its Director since 2003. He served as Executive Chairman at News International Limited from September 1, 2009 to February 29, 2012. He has been a Director of News Corp. since December 2007. Mr. Murdoch has been an Executive Director at Easynet Group Plc since January 13, 2006. He has been a Director of Sky Global Networks Inc. since June 2000 and YankeesNets LLC since September 1999. He serves as a Director of Yankee Global Enterprises. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at GlaxoSmithKline plc since May 20, 2009. He serves as a Member of Governing Board of Indian School of Business. Mr. Murdoch serves on the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Lampoon. Mr. Murdoch served as a Director of Sotheby's since May 2010. He served as a Director of News International Publishers Ltd. He served as an Executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC from February 13, 2003 to December 2007. He served as a Director of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Ltd. since June 5, 2000. He served as a Director of NDS Group PLC since August 2008 and also from November 1999 to November 2003 and an Executive Director of News Corporation from 2000 to November 2003. He served as a Director of NewsCorp. Investments until March 24, 2012. He served as a Director of Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd. He also serves on the Leadership Council of The Climate Group. Mr. Murdoch attended Harvard University.