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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd. (Australia:NCP.AX - News; NYSE:NWS - News) on Wednesday posted a $1.74 billion quarterly loss as a result of a write-down of the value of its stake in Gemstar-TV Guide International (NasdaqNM:GMST - News

    But revenue rose, helped by the recovering advertising market and films like "Ice Age," video sales of "Behind Enemy Lines," and its cable channels.

    News Corp. reported a net loss of $1.74 billion, or $1.40 cents per American depositary share, for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, compared with a year-earlier loss of $265 million, or 26 cents per ADR.

    Excluding one-time items, the company posted a profit of $114 million, or 8 cents per ADR, compared with $145 million, or 12 cents per ADR, a year earlier. Revenues rose to $3.83 billion from $3.44 billion.

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