Blog: October 2017

Social Impact

FOX Sports is participating in the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) for the first time this year. The initiative, launched by the U.S. Department of State, organizes one-month mentorships for emerging women leaders from around the world each year in the hopes of empowering them to better serve their local communities through the power of sport. 

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Earlier this week, Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, delivered keynote remarks at MIPCOM, marking the first time National Geographic was invited for a keynote presentation at the annual gathering for the global TV industry in Cannes, France. She took the opportunity to highlight a banner year for National Geographic and discuss the network’s scripted-programming strategy.


This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FS1 setting a ratings record with the MLB ALDS finale, “The New Mutants” (in theaters April 13, 2018) trailer hitting the internet, a date for “Gambit” and more.


Last week, National Geographic and the Facebook Journalism Project presented a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., focused on the topic of visual storytelling and photojournalism on Instagram.


This school year, FOX Sports University celebrates 10 years of giving college students across the U.S. hands-on learning opportunities, unique resources and meaningful relationships to prepare them for careers after graduation. 


FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf; “Better Things” co-creator, executive producer, writer, director and star Pamela Adlon; and Fox Networks Group President of Advertising Revenue Joe Marchese headlined an Advertising Week panel in New York City on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Twum Isaac of Ghana celebrates victory during the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations Final match between Ghana and Nigeria at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana, on Sept. 24, 2017. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

With host nation Ghana’s 4-1 victory over Nigeria in the final match on Sunday, Sept. 24, the inaugural West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations tournament came to a close. This new sporting event was broadcast in 22 countries in Africa, and distributed to more than 125 million FOX Sports subscribers across Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S.