US television industry

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Football v soccer: can the World Cup win a US TV battle with the NFL?
Two games from Qatar clash with a gridiron tradition on Thursday. It could be a barometer for soccer’s future in the United States

Paul Logothetis

23, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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US viewers accuse Fox Sports of ‘shilling for Qatar’ amid glowing World Cup coverage
US viewers have criticized Fox Sports after its broadcast of the opening day of the World Cup ignored the host country’s human rights record

Tom Lutz

20, Nov, 2022 @8:43 PM

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Murdoch v Trump: Rupert’s papers kick Donald, but Fox won’t play ball
Some think the media mogul has made a clean break with ‘Trumpty Dumpty’, but his TV channel may find it hard to let go

Jim Waterson Media editor

18, Nov, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Murdoch tells Trump he will not back fresh White House bid – report
Media mogul turns to ‘DeFuture’ Ron DeSantis after ex-president’s poor showing in midterm elections

Mark Sweney

16, Nov, 2022 @3:40 AM

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The Successor review: life of Lachlan Murdoch pulls punches all too often
Readers of Paddy Manning’s book should keep in mind the words of Media Matters: Fox News is ‘an unchained pro-Trump propaganda outlet that promotes white nationalism’

Charles Kaiser

14, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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John Oliver on Republicans and voting: ‘If I lose, it’s rigged, if I win, it’s fine’
The Last Week Tonight host examines election denialism, GOP attempts at election subversion and the fragility of American democracy

Adrian Horton

07, Nov, 2022 @4:39 PM

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From George Floyd to Hunter Biden: Lachlan Murdoch, Fox News and the year that tested America
In an extract from his biography The Successor, Paddy Manning considers how Rupert Murdoch’s favored son dealt with the challenges of 2020, and what might come next

Paddy Manning

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It survived VCRs, DVDs, streaming’: how HBO remained on top for 50 years
In the exhaustive new book It’s Not TV, the history of the scrappy upstart turned cultural monolith is detailed

Lauren Mechling

01, Nov, 2022 @5:28 AM

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‘Lachlan gets fired the day Rupert dies’: Murdoch biography stokes succession rumors
New book by Australian reporter Paddy Manning hints at Succession-style feud with ramifications for US rightwing politics

Martin Pengelly in New York

31, Oct, 2022 @1:39 PM

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Newsmax bans Lara Logan after QAnon-tinged on-air tirade
Rightwing networks says war correspondent turned pundit will not be invited back in view of ‘reprehensible statements’

Maya Yang in New York

21, Oct, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Murdoch’s succession: who wins from move to reunite Fox and News Corp?
Deal would seal legacy with favoured heirs, but markets question whether companies should merge in the first place

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

21, Oct, 2022 @2:56 PM

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I quit Netflix, bought an aerial and went back to free TV. Was it worth the savings?
After years paying for streaming services, Drew Millard spent a week with the alternatives – including Bill O’Reilly and a big dose of Frasier

Drew Millard

20, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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