With Disney deal looming, Murdoch’s empire is fractured

"This may be his way of being immortal," analyst Claire Enders said of Rupert, "because he clearly sees that Lachlan is ...

As for Rupert Murdoch, he may now turn his attention to buying local television stations to buttress New Fox and compete with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which agreed in May to buy Tribune Media for $US3.9 billion. If the proposed deal with Tribune Media goes through, Sinclair will reach some 70 per cent of households in the United States. It has been suggested that Rupert could look at buying stations in political swing states, where there is a lot of money to be made in political advertising during election years, to say nothing of potential influence.

via With Disney deal looming, Murdoch’s empire is fractured

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