Blog: February 2017

Company

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

Heritage

This year, Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster are nominated for the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the film “Trolls” (distributed by 20th Century Fox Film) in the Music (Original Song) category. On March 21, 1956, Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain won in this category for the song “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” (from the film by the same name). 

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX’s record Super Bowl ad sales, how FOX Sports is preparing for the Super Bowl live stream, “Hidden Figures” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” taking home SAG Awards, FOX News marking 15 years at No. 1, and more.

Industry

Everyone likes to hate on advertising (myself included, all too often given my day job). But here’s something wild to consider: In the “filter bubble” world where people watch what they want, when they want and news feeds curate themselves to reinforce their worldview, advertising-supported content might be the only thing that can pierce people’s filter bubble at scale. 

TV

When viewers tune in to the fifth season of “MasterChef Junior” (premiering Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX), they’ll be treated to a firsthand look at just how resilient, able and talented kids are, according to pioneering pastry chef and founder and owner of Milk Bar Christina Tosi, who hosts and acts as a judge on the show alongside award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay.