Blog: May 2016

From left to right: Angeli Gabriel (National Geographic’s Snapchat Quiz), Richard Bacon ("Explorer"), Bertie Gregory ("Wild_Life with Bertie Gregory"), Declan Moore (National Geographic Partners CEO), John Campbell (National Geographic Partners Senior Vice President of Global Media), Anand Varma ("Invisible"), Claudia Malley (National Geographic Partners Chief Marketing & Brand Officer), Jason Silva ("Brain Games"/"Origins"), Ami Vitale (Nat Geo photographer)
Events

National Geographic Partners made a splash earlier this week with a number of exciting announcements at its first NewFronts event since the formation of the expanded joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. The 2016-17 slate, which includes 10 new digital short series and an Instagram video series, highlights National Geographic’s ability to tell compelling multiplatform stories.

Company

Last week, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2016 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. The call was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss the role it is playing in reimagining how consumers experience television, as well as opportunities to make its content more widely available. It was also a chance to confirm its plans to participate in a new live and on-demand video service from Hulu.

Company

21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Hulu 2016 upfront
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins offers his opening remarks for the 2016 Hulu upfront presentation.
Events

In front of a packed house at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York Wednesday morning, Hulu used its 2016 upfront event to address reports that it will soon stream live television content. The video streaming service also announced the renewals of “The Mindy Project” and “The Path” at the upfront and offered a sneak peek at forthcoming content, including a Beatles documentary.