News Corporation (ASX: NWS) is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments, including Filmed Entertainment, Television, Cable Network Programming, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, Magazines and Inserts, Newspapers and Information Services, Book Publishing and Other.
The activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin. Through its subsidiaries, it is engaged in the operation of broadcast television stations, and the development, production and distribution of network and television programming. The Company engages in the direct broadcast satellite business through its subsidiary, SKY Italia. It also owns interests in BSkyB and Premiere, which are engaged in the direct broadcast satellite business. In October 2008, the Company took full ownership of mobile content provider Jamba by buying VeriSign, Inc.'s 49% stake.