New York, NY – News Corporation has appointed James Murdoch deputy chief operating officer and chairman and CEO, International. In this newly-created role, Murdoch will bring his operational expertise to bear across News Corporation’s broad asset portfolio, collaborating with senior leaders to develop and execute strategies and plans that strengthen and further evolve businesses, extend brands, and build new franchises. He will maintain direct responsibility for the company’s operations in Europe and Asia. Murdoch will relocate to New York, continue to report to News Corporation deputy chairman, president and chief operating officer, Chase Carey and work closely with Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation. Murdoch has spent the past 15 years in senior roles at News Corporation building businesses in a number of regions, and developing a reputation for discovering underserved markets, maximizing new technologies and delivering results. He has been chairman and chief executive, Europe and Asia for News Corporation as well as executive chairman, News International, since 2007. In these roles, he has been responsible for the strategic and operational development of the company’s television, newspaper and related digital assets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. During his tenure, he oversaw a successful reorganization of the STAR Group; expanded the company’s television businesses in India, Turkey, Germany and the Middle East; strengthened the performance of the Sky-branded pay-TV platforms and championed the development of a pay model for digital journalism. From 2003 to 2007, he served as BSkyB’s chief executive officer, where he transformed the company – implementing long-term growth strategies, improving content offerings and embracing broadband and telephony – doubling the size of the company and revitalizing the brand.