Blog: March 2017

Heritage

In honor of Pi Day, we look back at the film “Life of Pi” (2012) based on the novel by Yann Martel. This adventurous story created beautiful concept art, which was transformed onto the screen.

Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stephan James, Jill Hennessy, Sanaa Lathan and Mack Wilds attends FOX's "Shots Fired" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media on March 9, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/FOX/PictureGroup) 
Events

In advance of the upcoming TV premiere of “Shots Fired” on March 22, FOX has organized a screening series followed by conversations between the producers, cast and various community leaders, activists and members of law enforcement across the country.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge debut weekend for “Logan,” 21CF CFO John Nallen’s optimistic outlook for U.S. pay TV subscribers, Star Plus’ “Nayi Soch” gender equality promo getting more than 40 million digital views, FX Networks renewing “Taboo” and “Baskets,” and more.

Industry

During today’s Deutsche Bank 2017 Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, 21st Century Fox Chief Financial Officer John Nallen had the opportunity to touch on a wide range of topics.

Company

Star India’s leading mobile streaming platform Hotstar is partnering with technology company Zapr Media Labs to improve the targeting of mobile advertising for consumers and brands in India. The partnership, announced today, will give the two companies the opportunity to overcome some of the hurdles that have constrained mobile marketing in India.

Katie Couric, host of "Gender Revolution" (second from left); and Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks (middle) at the Social Good Awards.
Social Impact

On Thursday, March 2, Cynopsis Media honored National Geographic with its inaugural Impact Award in the Network category at their third annual Social Good Awards in New York City. The Social Good Awards recognize brands, campaigns and individuals for outstanding work in areas ranging from environmental initiatives to voter registration to combating addiction.

Heritage

Wolverine’s claws are one of the most popular and recognizable props in the Fox Archives Collection. Although the full length of the claws measures 10.5 inches, they embody and represent the whole of the character.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF CEO James Murdoch discussing the combination of 21CF and Sky, Fox’s planned new streaming app, STAR India CEO Uday Shankar winning EY’s Entrepreneurial CEO Award and more.

21CF CEO James Murdoch and Channel 4 CEO David Abraham at the Deloitte and Enders Media & Telecoms conference in London.
Industry

At the Deloitte and Enders Media & Telecoms conference in London today, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch talked about the history of 21CF, important industry trends, the proposed combination of 21CF and Sky, and more. 

Industry

During his 40-minute conversation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch had the opportunity to talk about a wide range of topics, including the forthcoming single authenticated streaming app to give customers access to all of 21CF’s key U.S. television brands, Hulu’s forthcoming OTT service, the explosive growth of hotstar in India and more.