Media magnate Rupert Merdok prepares for Rupert Merdok the media empire for sale
has resigned from supervising posts in a number of the American it American and British companies, including News International which has appeared earlier in the centre of loud scandal about a prowhisper of phones of citizens journalists. Merdok which remains the chairman of board of directors and general director News Corp., Thus, prepares for re-structuring of the business and, probably, its partial sale.
Besides News International which publishes newspapers The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun, Merdok has left supervising posts in Newscorp Investments and Times Newspapers Holdings, follows from the message of the British regulator of branch. According to analysts, it is preparation for plan realisation on division of business News Corp. On publishing and medijno - entertaining. The first company will include printing, publishing and other actives into the USA, Great Britain and Australia, in the second - TV channels and studios on manufacture of films. Reform should be carried out within a year. It is expected that Merdok will hold a post of the chairman of board of directors in both companies, and also a post of the general director medijno - entertaining structure.
One of the reasons of reform of media empire is scandal lasting already more than a year with proslushkoj journalists of tabloid The World of phones of British. Investigation of this business in local parliament has led to liquidation of a tabloid and has given up as a bad job plans of Merdoka on a complete control establishment over TV channel British Sky Broadcasting. On business The World gave evidences influential British politicians and officials, including the present prime minister of the country David Cameron whom suspected of rendering of assistance to business of the media magnate. Son Merdoka - James - earlier this year has been compelled to leave posts of chairman of board of directors News International and BSkyB. After the present decision of Merdoka in the British mass-media there were messages on possible sale News International.
the Push to re-structuring of business News Corp. Also there could be financial results of the company. Operational gain News Corp. Which publishes such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Times of London, has fallen to 32 % during the period with 2008 for 2011, according to Bloomberg. Competition growth from outside the Internet - editions which has led to falling of incomes of sales and advertising of printing mass-media became the reason. At the same time incomes of television business, including TV channel Fox and studio Twentieth Century Fox, for the same period have grown on 13 %.