Murdoch's drive is key in Time Warner face-off

2014-07-18 09:58

The best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner is to bet that Rupert Mudoch would pay to get what he wants, say many investors..

StarSat adds FOX Movies from 7 June

2014-06-05 14:28

On Digital Media (ODM) is finally adding FOX Movies to the StarSat pay-TV platform from Saturday 7 June.

FOX channels disappear from StarSat

2014-02-06 15:03

All the FOX channels on On Digital Media's StarSat satellite pay-TV platform in SA, as well as the FOX channels elsewhere in Africa, have gone black.

Family Guy ready to meet The Simpsons

2013-07-20 18:06

It's what fans have been waiting for - the Griffins from Family Guy will be heading up to Springfield and finally have a face-to-face meet.

DStv adds Fox Crime channel

2013-06-05 11:26

MultiChoice has signed an agreement to add Fox Crime TV to its DStv line-up from July, bringing to seven the number of Fox TV channels available in South Africa.

American Idol slims down judging panel

2013-05-14 21:08

American Idol is likely to return to its original three judge format, Fox has confirmed, with current judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj invited back for season 13.

Video: US networks bungle Oscar coverage

2013-02-20 10:41

A South African reporter based in New York has been keeping track of the Oscar Pistorius coverage in the US - and this is where they're slipping up.

US TV stations falter over healthcare

2012-06-28 22:28

Complicated US healthcare ruling have left some TV stations with egg on the face as they tried to report quickly without waiting for the entire decision.

House hangs up TV stethoscope

2012-02-09 13:55

TV medical drama House, starring Hugh Laurie as a brilliant but troubled diagnostician, is coming to an end after its current eight season, Fox has announced.

The Simpsons saved after pay row

2011-10-10 09:07

Fox Television has approved two more seasons of The Simpsons, ending a standoff after a pay row threatened to sink the long-running show.

Baldwin quits Emmys skit over joke

2011-09-19 06:52

Alec Baldwin pulled out of the Emmy Awards opening skit because of a disagreement over a joke about News Corp's phone hacking scandal.

Cheryl Cole US X Factor exit confirmed

2011-06-07 09:13

Fox network has confirmed that British singer Cheryl Cole has been dropped as a judge on the upcoming US version of Simon Cowell's talent contest The X Factor.

MacFarlane relaunches The Flintstones

2011-05-18 09:12

The Flintstones is being relaunched by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, with the new series due to air in 2013.

Fringe renewed for fourth season

2011-03-25 10:38

Fox has announced that sci-fi drama Fringe has been renewed for a fourth season.

Idol finale ratings plummet

2010-05-27 22:55

The finale of the ninth season of American Idol has drawn its lowest audience since the first season, according to preliminary ratings figures.

Olympics beats 'Idol' ratings

2010-02-19 09:20

NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics has beaten American Idol, ending a six-year unbeaten streak for the Fox TV ratings juggernaut.


Win would make Murdoch US media king

2014-07-17 09:32

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has made an audacious offer for Time Warner that would transform the US media landscape and cement his status as media king.

Fox channels return to StarSat and Africa

2014-02-07 13:03

The Fox channels supplied by Fox International Channels Africa (FIC Africa) to pay-TV operators across Africa such as On Digital Media's (ODM) StarSat in South Africa as well as the platforms of StarTimes and Zuku are returning and stabilising.

Keith Urban back for American Idol

2013-08-03 13:19

Fox has confirmed that country music star Keith Urban will be returning to judge on American Idol next season, after the rest of the panel quit.

DStv adds new movie channel

2013-06-18 15:45

MultiChoice have announced that new movie channel True Movies 1 will be added to its DStv Premium bouquet on channel 138.

Fox channels to stay on TopTV

2013-05-21 16:07

Fox has assured South African TV viewers that it has no plans to yank any of its channels from the struggling TopTV's line-up, as Discovery and other distributors have done.

Randy Jackson leaving American Idol

2013-05-10 07:44

Original American Idol judge Randy Jackson says he won't be returning to the talent competition after 12 years as a judge on the popular TV show.

No changes to grisly serial killer TV show

2013-01-09 17:00

US TV network Fox has said that the Connecticut school shooting has not prompted any changes to their violent new serial killer drama The Following.

American Idol records lowest ratings

2012-05-25 09:15

The season 11 American Idol finale has brought in the lowest TV audience ever in the 11-year history of the popular singing competition.

American Idol debut hits sour note

2012-01-20 08:16

The audience for American Idol dropped by some 18% to 21.6 million viewers when the TV singing contest returned for its 11th season.

Amazon, Fox team up for tablet launch

2011-09-26 22:41

Amazon is beefing up its movie and television catalogue ahead of the expected launch of a tablet computer.

American Idol boss sues The X Factor

2011-07-21 15:25

American Idol creator Simon Fuller has taken legal action against the US version of The X Factor, claiming he deserves an executive producer credit.

Jane Lynch to host Emmy Awards

2011-06-03 14:13

Glee star Jane Lynch has been announced as the host of the 63rd annual Emmy Awards which will take place in Los Angeles on September 18.

Networks, TV academy in $66m Emmy deal

2011-05-05 13:03

The Emmy Awards and the four major TV networks have an eight-year, $66m agreement in place to air the ceremony.

Idol finale ratings plummet

2010-05-27 22:55

The finale of the ninth season of American Idol has drawn its lowest audience since the first season, according to preliminary ratings figures.

CNN defends ratings free-fall

2010-04-14 08:35

CNN says it is in a "category of one" among television news networks in how it delivers non-biased news and promises to continue emphasising its journalism despite a ratings free-fall on its flagship network.

Holmes thinks she can dance

2009-06-12 13:22

Katie Holmes is said to be in talks to stage a one-off performance on US TV dance contest So You Think You Can Dance, a source reports.

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