Google Teams Up with News Corp in International Deal

Google Teams Up with News Corp in International Deal


Google has struck a deal with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to pay the international media giant for the use of its premium content in the U.S., UK, and Australia, a major win for NewsCorp that could have far-reaching consequences for the relationship between news companies and the Masters of the Universe.

Via NBC:

The three-year, multimillion-dollar deal announced Wednesday follows a monthslong standoff between Google and Australia over the search giant’s refusal to compensate the country’s publishers, including News Corp., for use of their material.

The payments will enable Google to feature premium content from more than 30 News Corp. titles — from The Wall Street Journal in the U.S. to The Times in the U.K. and Sky News in Australia — in Google News Showcase, its dedicated news section.

Google has also struck multimillion-dollar deals with other Australian publishers, including Seven West, Nine Entertainment and Junkee Media.

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