Blog: January 2017

Company

21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent this internal memo to 21CF colleagues and colleagues across all its global businesses today regarding the changes to U.S. immigration policies.

TV

While FOX Sports’ presentation of Super Bowl LI (51) on FOX Sports Go won’t be the first time it has offered a live and unauthenticated stream of the big game, it will be the first time viewers will see local advertisements as part of FOX’s Super Bowl stream.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes strong ratings for FOX News (and Tucker Carlson), new camera technologies during FOX’s upcoming Super Bowl broadcast, Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s two Sundance deals and more.

TV

When the clock for Super Bowl LI hits 00:00, another one will begin when “24: Legacy” premieres after the big game Sunday, Feb. 5, on FOX. While the storytelling format will remain the same, many of the faces will be different this time around, including the new lead character, Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins.

Film

21st Century Fox received a total of seven Oscar nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Events

National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Kids magazine are in the running for the American Society of Magazine Editor (ASME) Readers’ Choice Awards and Most Liked Cover for 2016. Vote for them now by liking their covers on Facebook.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big holiday weekend for “Hidden Figures,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” becoming the most-watched original telecast on FXX, FoxNext taking 20th Century Fox Film and FOX Networks Group deeper into the immersive business, and more.

Photo courtesy of NATPE
Events

During the annual National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami Beach, Florida, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were among the six recipients of the 2017 Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award.

TV

Following FOX and FX Networks and FX Productions, it was National Geographic’s turn to take center stage at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California on Friday.

TV

A day after FOX made a splash at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, it was FX Networks and FX Productions’ turn to take the stage on Thursday.