News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch was stepping onto an elevator at the Allen & Co. media gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho, last year, when he was asked about a $1.1 million settlement his company had just paid. The money went to resolve a claim that reporters at a News Corp. newspaper in London had illegally listened to the voicemail messages of a British sports official.
Perform Group Plc, the online sports broadcaster that runs the Chelsea Football Club’s website, fell the most in almost a year after saying that a changing revenue mix will “modestly” restrain profit growth.
Huntsworth Plc rose the most in four years after investors bet that the backing of a Chinese company will help the operator of the Citigate public relations firm boost business in the world’s second-largest economy.
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc , which rejected News Corp.’s bid for full ownership in June, said fiscal first-half operating profit rose 26 percent on more broadband clients, beating analysts’ estimates.
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc’s first-half sales rose 6.3 percent as the U.K.’s largest pay-TV broadcaster signed up more customers for broadband and TV services, fending off increased competition from BT Group Plc.