The Murdochs: Empire of Influence on SBS – tells the definitive story of the world’s most powerful media family.
Featuring exclusive reporting from The New York Times, interviews with people who worked inside the Murdoch companies, and decades of rich archival footage, this documentary series goes behind the scenes of the improbable rise of a media tycoon, his outsized political influence around the globe, and the brutal succession battle between his children over who will inherit his throne.
It’s a story about high-stakes deal making, political maneuvering, and dynastic betrayals – and how the ambitions of one family birthed the largest conservative media empire in history and reshaped the entire world.
Series One, Episode Five: Hack Job
James Murdoch rises to the top of his family’s empire, overseeing all of News International in Europe, and he seems destined to someday take control of the company.
But his fortunes shift when a Murdoch tabloid in Britain is caught hacking into private phone messages. The family is marred by scandal, the entire empire is threatened, and the Murdoch siblings turn on each other like never before.
The Murdochs: Empire of Influence – New Episode – Thursday, 11 May at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (7 Parts)
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