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News Corporation Reportedly In Talks To Acquire FinDirect Services

News Corporation (NasdaqGS:NWSA) is currently in advance discussions with the founding promoters of FinDirect Services Private Limited for a strategic investment, which could even end up in a controlling interest, reported Economic Times citing multiple sources aware of the discussions. Manish A Shah, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of FinDirect, told ET, "We have been looking at external growth capital to expand our product offering and to further build it out. So far the two founders have funded the project entirely on their own. We are discussing with several potential investors. Beyond that I cannot comment on specific details or discussions." Ashley Hudson, Senior Vice President and media spokesperson at News Corp told ET in an email response that the company would be unable to comment on any rumours or speculation.

News Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

News Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, total revenues were $2,150 million against $2,072 million a year ago. Income before income tax (expense) benefit was $125 million against loss before income tax (expense) benefit of $438 million a year ago. Net income was $88 million against $38 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company stockholders was $65 million or $0.11 per basic and diluted share against $27 million or $0.05 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $183 million against $59 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $114 million against $67 million a year ago. Total adjusted revenues were $2,050 million against $2,035 million a year ago. Total adjusted segment EBITDA was $182 million against $154 million a year ago. Adjusted net income available to stockholders was $53 million or $0.09 per share against $17 million or $0.03 per share a year ago.

News Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

News Corporation announced that its continues to expect full year 2014 CapEx to be relatively similar to the prior year at approximately $400 million, but this includes around $70 million to complete the London relocation and $60 million related to capitalized software at Amplify. EBITDA for fiscal 2015, though, is expected to improve by at least the amount capitalized.

Liberty Global Reportedly Interested In TVN

Liberty Global plc (NasdaqGS:LBTY.A) may be interested in acquisition of TVN, which has been again put up for sale, reported Polish News Bulletin. Liberty Global may change its plans should it get involved in the broadcasting industry. Among potential investors, rumoured to be interested in TVN, are Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and News Corporation (NasdaqGS:NWSA). International Trading and Investments Holdings S.A. and CANAL + SA plan hope to sell their 51% stake in TVN as soon as in first quarter of 2015. Both firms officially maintain that the decision to sell their shares was triggered by a serious manifestation of interest from investors.

 

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