Fox Sports, which agreed to pay a record fee for U.S. broadcast rights to soccer’s World Cup, opposes plans by the sport’s governing body to reschedule the 2022 event in Qatar, two people familiar with the matter said.
James Murdoch, News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer, stepped down as chairman of pay-TV company British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc following demands he resign over his role in a U.K. phone-hacking scandal.
As Rupert Murdoch testifies this week before a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, strict security is in place to protect him from agitators like the man who shoved a foam pie in his face when he made a similar appearance before Parliament.
Rupert Murdoch told a U.K. media- ethics inquiry that he “failed” to prevent the phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid and blamed employees and lawyers for covering up the crime.
James Murdoch, the News Corp. executive whose leadership has been called into question over phone hacking at the company’s U.K. unit, continued to blame his subordinates in testimony to a media-ethics inquiry.
Sky Deutschland AG, the German pay- TV provider controlled by News Corp., fell after a magazine reported that the company plans to replace Supervisory Board Chairman Chase Carey with James Murdoch before the end of 2013.