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The Murdochs' global ambitions

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While controversy around Fox News continues to make headlines in the U.S., the Murdochs have their sights on much larger, international television goals, specifically in India where it reaches 720 million viewers, backs one of the country's most-downloaded Android apps and recently spent $2.6 billion to secure rights to cricket matches.

Why it matters: Across the globe, the Murdoch TV empire is looking to expand on almost every continent, which makes it different from its biggest U.S. entertainment and telecom competitors.