News Corporation sells stake in Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings

News Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary Star Entertainment Holdings Limited is to sell an approximately 5.28 percent stake in Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited for approximately $92 million. Following the sale, Star Entertainment Holdings Limited’s total ownership stake in Phoenix will be reduced to approximately 12.16 percent.

James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and CEO, International, News Corporation, said, “Mr Liu Changle and Phoenix’s accomplishments in the media industry in China are remarkable. We believe the company’s strong position in all of the segments in which it operates, combined with the country’s robust consumer market, will continue to drive growth. Today’s sale is simply a part of our broader global agenda of simplifying our affiliate ownership structures.”

Hong Kong

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