With a channel said to be not financially viable, the company will focus on producing streaming video content. David Rhodes will leave his consultant role at News UK, but keep advising the parent company.
News UK, Rupert Murdoch’s British media operation, announced the return of the woman who was chief executive during the phone-hacking scandal four years ago. She was acquitted and will be back at work on Monday.
Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News Corp.’s U.K. subsidiary, will return to work under Rupert Murdoch eight months after being cleared of phone-hacking charges. Brooks, 46, will rejoin Murdoch-controlled News Corp. to take a senior role with Dublin-based Storyful, a startup that helps newsrooms find and vet video content from across the Web, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of News Corp’s British newspapers who resigned in 2011 amid the phone-hacking scandal and was later cleared of wrongdoing, is being considered for a senior job in New York.
Rebekah Brooks appeared in court on today and denied five counts relating to Britain’s phone hacking scandal, which forced the closing of one of its biggest tabloids.
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Services said Tuesday that former tabloid editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were among five people being charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
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Eight people, including former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, will face a total of 19 charges relating to phone hacking.
Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch, was charged on Tuesday with interfering with a police investigation into a phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the tycoon’s News Corp. media empire and sent shockwaves through the British political establishment.
Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie were arrested Tuesday in dawn raids that also netted four other suspects in the spreading phone hacking scandal.
An investigator hacking phones for News of the World reportedly targeted the mother of another murdered girl, possibly using a phone given to her by Rebekah Brooks.
Parliament is due to break up for the summer on Tuesday, but British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was in South Africa, said that “it may well be right to have Parliament meet on Wednesday so I can make a further statement.” Murdoch’s former British CEO — and Cameron’s friend — Rebekah Brooks, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of hacking. Then, London police chief Paul Stephenson resigned Sunday over his ties to Andy Coulson, a former editor of the shuttered tabloid News of the World, who was arrested earlier this month over hacking.
Brooks headed the British arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media division. She was editor of News of the World between 2000 and 2003, the time of the most explosive allegation to hit Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire,
In what could be a major blow to Rupert Murdoch’s $14 billion plan to buy U.K. satellilte company BSkyB, the British government said today that it has pushed back its review of the deal while it sorts through the implications of the News Of The World phone hacking scandal.