Effect becoming evident, with British boys playing basketball, or teenagers dressing like American pop icons BSkyB Americanization phenomenon reinforced by Murdoch’s ability to direct placing of vast US - oriented Fox television and movie studio productions on British satellite STAR (Satellite Television Asian Region) TV Acquired by News Corp in the mid-1980s; acquired Hutchivision Hong Kong in 1998 Hutchivsion was first Hong Kong-based satellite television licensee; started broadcasting satellite television services, known as the STAR network, in 1991 Network offers both subscription and free-to-air television services to more than 300 people across Asia and the Middle East; most dominant satellite broadcaster in Asia More than 45 programming services in 8 languages, more than 10 channels in Hong Kong alone, all broadcasting 24 hours; advertising from more than 20 global brands Programs feature a mix of movies, news, music, sports, and general entertainment Runs four divisions: China, India, Middle East, and Fox International Channels Asia Includes ESPN, Fox News, National Geographic; other broadcasters uplink signals from Hong Kong, including CNN, CNBC (strong foot soldier for ECT) Larger STAR audiences being built at the expense of local, government-owned, television networks Most local stations still non-commercial, lacking broad scope of multiple channels STAR offers Asia a new commercial model that is a direct application of ECT Dow Jones Acquired by News Corp in 2005, widely known for two assets but with significant global activities Wall Street Journal - flagship publication, first published in 1889
Has a conservative tone or bias; development journalism enterprise on behalf of free enterprise; much aligned with Mur doch’s views Promotes an editorial mantra of hostility towards social issues, activists, and critics of business practices; often stoops to ridicule Ex. historically campaigns against universal health care, environment legislations, the UN, and informative action programs Uncritical support for US military led to easier access to Washington officials during Bush era, and more stories; negative coverage of Obama Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) - started in 1896, consists of 30 blue chip US corporations, one-third of which are in the information or media sectors • Examples include IBM, AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, General Electric, and the Walt Disney Company International assets include: • 1946: Far East Economic Review • 1976: Asian Wall Street Journal • 1983: Wall Street Journal Europe • 1994: Wall Street Journal Americas (published in Spanish and Portuguese) • 2004: Wall Street Journal India Many internet sites for print properties, major global alliance with CNBC since 1997 Provides CNBC in Europe and Asia with business and news programming UK Scandal A phone-hacking scandal in the UK in 2011 involved News Corp journalists and editors Activities under scrutiny date back to 2002 when a 13-year-old schoolgirl was kidnapped and killed, and her mobile phone was hacked by a PI hired by News of the World
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