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1 The UK Television and Broadcast Market: News Corporation

2 Who is this man? Clue… he rules the media world

3 (Keith) Rupert Murdoch …and he is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of…

4 Or News Corp.

5 News Corporation is one of the world's largest media conglomerates. The only larger ones are Time/Warner and Disney. A media conglomerate describes companies that own large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet. Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2008 was US$33 billion with an operating income of US$5.381 billion. News Corp has 152 subsidiaries in low-tax or no-tax countries, one of four companies to have more than 100.

6 So what do they own and what do they make?

7 Some of 20th Century Fox's most popular movie franchises include the Star Wars, Ice Age, X-Men, Die Hard, Alien, Night at the Museum, Home Alone and the Predator series.

8 This years Fox films: Tooth Fairy Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief Diary of a Wimpy Kid Date Night Marmaduke (Owen Wilson. Dog.) The A-Team Knight and Day Predators Vampires Suck Avatar: Special Edition (now with added sex!) Machete Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

9 The Simpsons (1989-present) The X-Files ( ) King of the Hill (1997-present) Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( ) Family Guy (1999-present) Futurama ( ) Angel ( ) 24 (2001-present) American Dad (2005-present) Prison Break ( )

10 And also… The O.C. House Bones Malcolm in the Middle Glee As well as garbage like… American Idol

11 British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and Ireland. It produces TV content, and owns several TV channels. It is the UK's largest pay TV provider. More than a third of the equity is owned by News Corporation – they are now trying to get the other two thirds.


13 Newspapers (UK)

14 They Also Own


16 The Internet


18 And now of course

19 Why is this a problem (or not)?

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