The company first announced the planned restructuring in June. A statement by News Corp did not specify a date for the planned split.

The phone hacking scandal that took place earlier this year at News Corp's British newspapers has weighed on the business since. The company had to forgo its planned purchase of pay-TV provider BSkyB as a result, and shareholders have been angered by the damage to the company's reputation and the costs it has had to incur as a result.


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-- Written by Brittany Umar.
Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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