By Alex Brummer, November 26, 2009
The day when Rupert Murdoch decamped to New York to concentrate on his American interests, leaving his son James in charge at Wapping, little change was expected. How wrong you can be.
James, like his father, is a media genius and used his stay at Sky (where he has moved up from chief executive to chairman) to push the frontiers of HD and invest in digital.
But he always seemed more interested in delivery than content. That is now changing. As chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, he is beginning to exercise real political power.