21st Century Fox will keep Vice Media stake


vice_logoWe just reported that Time Warner is said to be in talks to buy a major stake in Vice Media, the global youth media company. In one potential deal, Time Warner could “inject” cable news network HLN into Vice in return for about half of the enlarged company. A deal could value Vice at more than $2 billion. Rupert Murdoch made an investment to acquire a 5% stake ($70 million) in Vice last August for the 21st Century Fox portion of the then-newly split News Corporation. Now, 21st Century Fox reportedly has no plans to exit Vice.

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.