News Corp Secures Exclusive Mobile, Internet Rights for Premier League for Japan, Vietnam & Indonesia

  News Corp Secures Exclusive Mobile, Internet Rights for Premier League for
  Japan, Vietnam & Indonesia

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- August 12, 2013

News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; Temp. ASX tickers: NNC, NNCLV) announced today
it has secured exclusive mobile and Internet clip rights for England’s
Barclays Premier League and several additional major leagues in Japan, Vietnam
and Indonesia, to commence with the 2013 season later this month. In addition,
mobile and Internet rights have been secured in those territories for
Bundesliga(Germany), Ligue1 (France), SerieA (Italy),FA Cup (England),
Championship (England), Capital One Cup (England), Brazilian
Championship,andMajor League Soccer – collectively creating an opportunity
for fans to watch highlights from more than 1,600 regular season, playoff and
championship matches via a forthcoming web and mobile product.

“European football is growing exponentially in popularity in Asia,
particularly among the younger generation, whose passion for the game is
complemented by a rapidly increasing adoption of smartphones,” said Robert
Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp. “We will, exclusively, have every goal
from every game in the Premier League and action from the German, French and
Italian leagues for audiences in Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan. Given that
globalization and digitization are the two most profound and powerful trends
of our era, digital delivery of European football in Asia is the sweetest of
sweet spots."

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore added: “We are extremely
pleased that News Corp has chosen to invest in our mobile and internet clip
rights in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia. Their expertise in multi-platform news
and sport coverage means that fans in all three territories can look forward
to comprehensive Barclays Premier League clips being available on their
smartphones, tablets and other devices.”

News Corp holds the exclusive English Premier League mobile and Internet
rights in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam for three years, through the 2015-16
season. The company has a two-year agreement for the additional leagues.

The company previously announced the acquisition of the UK rights to show
clips of all Premier League and Football Association football matches
available to subscribers via The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times digital
platforms, including exclusive rights for near-live clips on mobile devices.

About News Corp

News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; Temporary ASX tickers: NNC, NNCLV)is a global,
diversified media and information services company focused on creating and
distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the
world.The company comprises leading businesses across a range of media,
including: news and information services, sports programming in Australia,
digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and pay-TV
distribution in Australia.Headquartered in New York, the activities of News
Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United
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