But as far as the day-to-day operations of
Since returning to become Murdoch's top lieutenant in 2009 after a stint running
He also has approved the big bets Fox has made on sports. Besides launching
Carey has been very vocal about threats to the television industry as well, particularly with regards to Aereo, the start-up service that streams local television station signals to the Internet. Broadcasters are trying to shut down Aereo on grounds that it violates copyright law. Carey made waves last year when he suggested that if Aereo were found by the courts to be legal (the Supreme Court will hear arguments next month), Fox was prepared to get out of the broadcasting business and convert its network to a cable channel.
Known for his handlebar moustache, love of beer and the Yankees, Carey keeps a low profile among Hollywood movers and shakers but is a favorite on Wall Street. The Harvard Business School graduate is a straight shooter who keeps his focus more to the bottom line and tends to steer clear of the creative side of the business.
While the entertainment units have plenty of autonomy, Carey won't hesitate to call out misfires. He has expressed frustration over the ratings declines of Fox's
Under the new structure unveiled Wednesday,
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