News Corporation is the parent holding company of many of the world's most ubiquitous brand names. Controlled by media baron Sir Rupert Murdoch, it is presently the largest media holding company in the world.
The following are wholly owned or controlled by News Corp:
These were sold to Disney in 2018 for US$71 Billion and in early 2020 was rebranded as 20th Century Studios to avoid confusion with the Fox Corporation which owns Fox News.
- 20th Century Fox
- 20th Century Fox Espanol
- 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- 20th Century Fox International
- Twentieth Television
A leader in the U.S. program production and distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the court shows Divorce Court, Judge Alex and Cristina’s Court. In addition to Temptation, the company is distributing the daytime talk show, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy. Twentieth Television also oversees the domestic sales of one of the most extensive libraries of off-net programming in the entertainment industry.
- Fox Searchlight Pictures
- Fox Studios Australia
- Fox Studios Baja
- Fox Studios LA
- Fox Television Studios
- Blue Sky Studios
- FOX Broadcasting Company
- FOX Sports Australia
- FOX Television Stations
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.34% of television homes in the U.S. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.
- Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks (FCN) includes 37 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. Together, these networks reach more than 550 million subscribing television homes and represent one of the media industry’s largest and most diverse programming groups. Fox Cable Networks span FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Fox Reality Channel, Fox Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 19 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox College Sports, Fox Sports en Español/FOX Deportes and Big Ten Network (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference). FCN also includes Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.
- Fox News Channel
- Fox Business Network
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a 24-hour cable financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms impacting both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York City—the business capital of the world—FBN is available in more than 50 million homes in major markets across the United States with bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. Anchors include Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman, David Asman and Stuart Varney, as well as primetime personalities like John Stossel.
- Fox College Sports
- Fox Sports Enterprises
- Fox Sports En Espanol
- Fox Sports Net
- Fox Soccer Channel
- Fox Reality
- Fuel TV
- National Geographic Channel - United States
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since its launch in January 2001, NGC has earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and, more recently, the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary in January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD, which provides in stunning high definition the spectacular imagery for which National Geographic is known. NGC has carriage with all of the nation's major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available to more than 66 million homes.
- National Geographic Channel Worldwide
- Stats, Inc.
- Daily Telegraph
- Fiji Times
- Gold Coast Bulletin
- Herald Sun
- NT News
- Sunday Herald Sun
- Sunday Mail
- Sunday Tasmanian
- Sunday Territorian
- Sunday Times
- The Advertiser
- The Australian
- The Courier-Mail
- The Mercury
- The Sunday Mail
- The Sunday Telegraph
- Weekly Times
News Corporation's roots are in Australia, beginning with a single afternoon newspaper, The News, and its Sunday counterpart in 1954. Newspapers remain News Limited's primary business, and the company publishes more than 100 metropolitan, regional and suburban titles, including the national daily, The Australian. News Limited is also developing a range of new businesses, including online and data services (News Digital Media), pay-television (Foxtel), film and television production (Fox Studios Australia), magazine publishing (News Magazines), music and sports entertainment (National Rugby League; FoxSports Australia).
- News International
- News of the World This closed on the 11th July 2011 following a phone hacking scandal.
- The Sun
- The Sunday Times
- The Times
- Times Literary Supplement
News International Limited is the main U.K. subsidiary of News Corp.
Times Newspapers Ltd. publishes The Times and The Sunday Times and News Group Newspapers Ltd. publishes The Sun and now defunct News of the World.
The Times is one of the world’s most famous newspapers, renowned for its ability to deliver accurate, intelligent and engaging information. The Sunday Times is the largest circulation quality Sunday newspaper in the U.K., with more than 3.5 million readers each week; The Sun is the U.K.’s most read tabloid, with more than 7 million readers; and The News of the World was the U.K.’s bestselling tabloid on a Sunday.
NI also publishes the Times Literary Supplement and the group has investments in careers website Milkround.co.uk, the property search engine Globrix.com and the fashion e-tailer BrandaAlley.co.uk.
Newsprinters Ltd. prints all national titles and operates as a contract printing subsidiary for three state-of-the-art printing plants.
In the United States, the New York Post is a mass circulation metropolitan morning newspaper in tabloid format. Since the company reacquired the paper in 1993 it has enjoyed unprecedented circulation growth making it America's fastest growing newspaper. Also America's oldest continuously published daily newspaper, The Post recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding by Alexander Hamilton and is home to several powerful brands: PageSix, The Best Sports in Town and nypost.com.
The Wall Street Journal is the world's leading business publication with more than two million subscribers and is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid circulation. The Wall Street Journal franchise, with a global audience of 3.6 million, also comprises The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million subscribers and 23 million visitors per month. WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com and AllThingsD.com. The Wall Street Journal Radio Network services news and information to more than 395 radio stations in the U.S. The Journal holds 33 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, and, in 2010, was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 11th consecutive year.
Direct Broadcast Satellite Television
- BSkyB - U.K.
- Sky Italia - Italy
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more at Hulu.com and 35 destination sites online, including AOL, IMDb, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by nearly 190 leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, ABC, Comedy Central, Lionsgate, MGM, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Paramount, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, and Warner Bros. Television Group.
Founded in March 2007, Hulu is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Beijing. NBC Universal, News Corp., The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team share in the ownership stake of the company.