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ANZAC Day & the Aussie Prince. How Rupert Murdoch Learned from his Kingmaker Father. My Rafah Connection

How did Rupert Murdoch become Rupert? My short answer: Look to the father! Keith Murdoch was the Australian kingmaker who taught the young Rupert how to forge political influence from media ownership. For Australia’s solemnly observed ANZAC Day (April 25), I reposted my reflections on how the disastrous Gallipoli campaign launched the Murdoch dynasty that enabled Brexit, Fox News, the Trump

On the Road Again in ’24. Takeaways from NATPE and Realscreen Summit

The 2024 Conference season kicked off in earnest in January with back-to-back-to-back events in Miami (NATPE) and New Orleans (Realscreen). Producers, distributors, and content platforms all gathered once again to network and pitch as our industry tries to steady itself coming out of a challenging 2023. Cactus Tree Entertainment President Liz Levenson and True North’s

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Best of British Documentaries & Lifestyle, 1H 2023. The Top 100

It’s always a pleasure to share the UK’s highest-rated unscripted programs. Here they are for 1H 2023. #1-50 and #51-100 are covered in this post. My brief Takeaways are below the #1-50 list. Global Sparkplug The UK viewing data is more important than ever this year because many producers and buyers want to build international

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