News Corp in 2005: Consolidating the Directv Acquisition

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COMPANY PROFILE

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News Corporation Limited (NWS) is an international media company engaged in the publication of newspapers, magazines and books; production and distribution of movies and TV series; TV broadcasting; cable and satellite subscriber TV; and owns and develops internet properties. NWS operates primarily in the US, the UK, Australia and Asia. It is the world's second-largest media group as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009.

The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (DIRECTV) is one of the leading providers of digital television entertainment services in the US and in Latin America. The company is engaged in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distribution of digital entertainment programs. They serve both commercial and residential customers through satellite. DIRECTV is also engaged in producing its own entertainment programs such as Hometown Heroes, Supreme Court of Comedy, Passions, Championship Gaming Series and others.

Company Vision, Mission Statement

News Corp. :

"Creating and distributing top-quality news, sports and entertainment around the world."

DirecTV:

“To provide customers with the best video experience in the United States and Latin America both inside and outside of the home by offering subscribers unique, differentiated and compelling programming through leadership in content, technology and customer service.”

Company History

|June, 1994 – DirecTV launches services in the United States. |
|October, 1994 – DirecTV attains nationwide availability.…...

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