Tom Mockridge, who led Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. newspaper unit during phone-hacking allegations, was named the head of British cable operator Virgin Media Inc., placing him in competition with his former employer.
Tom Mockridge, who turned Sky Italia Srl into Italy’s pay-television market leader, will replace Rebekah Brooks as chief executive officer of News Corp.’s News International publishing unit after a phone-hacking scandal.
News Corp., moving ahead with a plan to split into two companies, appointed Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson as head of the new publishing entity and said it would call the entertainment-focused business Fox Group.
European telecommunications operators such as France Telecom SA and Deutsche Telekom AG will be able to make “attractive profits” under proposed rules for third-party access to their high-speed fiber networks, the European Commission said.
Rupert Murdoch’s choice of Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson to lead his publishing spinoff would put the company in the hands of a close lieutenant while underscoring the Journal’s role in setting strategy.
News Corp. named Andrea Zappia as Chief Executive Officer of Italian pay-TV operator Sky Italia, replacing the manager who succeeded Rebekah Brooks as head of the U.K. newspaper division following a phone-hacking scandal.
News Corp. ’s Italian satellite- broadcasting division said it’s cutting the entry-level price for packages of movies and soccer and other sports channels by 26 percent as competition with Mediaset SpA increases.