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1211 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

United States

Phone: 212-416-3400


News Corporation, a media and information services company, focuses on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia, and pay-TV distribution in Australia, which are distributed under various brands, including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia, realestate.com.au, realtor.com, Foxtel (Foxtel Group), and various others. The company operates primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom (U.K.); and its content is distributed and consumed worldwide. Segments The company’s segments include News and Information Services; Book Publishing; Digital Real Estate Services; and Cable Network Programming. News and Information Services segment This segment consists primarily of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Limited and its subsidiaries), News UK (formerly known as News International), the New York Post and News America Marketing. This segment also includes Unruly Holdings Limited (Unruly), a primary global video advertising distribution platform; and Storyful Limited (Storyful), a social media content agency that enables the company to source real-time video content through social media platforms. This segment generates revenue primarily through print and digital advertising sales and through circulation and subscriptions to its print and digital products. Advertising revenues at the News and Information Services segment are subject to seasonality, with revenues typically being highest in the company’s second fiscal quarter (year ended June 2016) due to the end-of-year holiday season in its main operating geographies. Dow Jones Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, which distributes its content and data through various media channels, including newspapers, newswires, Websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and electronic readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences and video. Dow Jones’s products, which target individual consumer and enterprise customers, include WSJ, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Dow Jones PEVC, and DJX. Products targeting consumers include: WSJ: WSJ, Dow Jones’s primary product, is available in print, online and across multiple mobile, tablet, and electronic reader devices. WSJ covers national and international news; and provides analysis, commentary and opinions on a range of topics, including business developments and trends, economics, financial markets, investing, science and technology, lifestyle, culture and sports. WSJ had average print and digital issue sales of approximately 2,341,000, including average print and digital subscriptions of approximately 2,035,000, of which approximately 948,000 were digital-only subscriptions, for the period from March 28, 2016 to July 3, 2016. WSJ is printed at plants located around the U.S., including eight owned by the company. WSJ sells regional advertising in 3 major U.S. regional editions (Eastern, Central, and Western) and 21 smaller sub-regional editions. WSJ’s digital products, which offer both free and premium content, averaged approximately 93 million visits per month for the 12 months ended June 30, 2016, and include local language content in multiple languages. Print and digital products under the WSJ brand comprise print, such as WSJ (including its Asia and Europe editions) and WSJ.Magazine; and digital, including WSJ.com, WSJ Mobile and WSJ Video. WSJ.com: WSJ.com (includes Risk & Compliance Journal, CIO Journal, CFO Journal, CMO Today, WSJ.D (WSJ’s home for technology news, analysis, commentary, daily buzz and consumer product reviews), WSJ+ (a complimentary membership for WSJ subscribers that provides premium offers, such as event invitations), and WSJ.com international sites, such as WSJ.com/Asia and WSJ.com/Europe. WSJ Mobile: WSJ offer


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