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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF CEO James Murdoch and 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about 21CF’s offer for Sky, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” (in theaters Dec. 8) winning the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival, FOX’s “The Orville” starting strong, and more.

Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO of Star (third from right), joined by BCCI executives
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Star India, the leading sports broadcaster in India, won the global media broadcast and digital rights to VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches on Monday. With a global consolidated bid of 16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion), Star secured global rights to IPL from 2018 to 2022.

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Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. It was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including 21CF’s strategic priorities, the digital MVPD revolution, 20th Century Fox Film’s strength and new advertising leadership for Fox Networks Group.

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In its latest campaign, STAR India’s No.1 Hindi general entertainment channel, STAR Plus, has recruited three of India’s biggest cricket stars for a series of television promos to combat stereotypes and push the agenda for the country’s half-billion women.

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I recently visited the Mumbai headquarters of our India business, STAR India, where I saw first-hand how its new STAR Sports brand has taken sports fans by storm. While STAR has for some time been India’s entertainment leader, it moved aggressively into the sports market following 21CF’s full acquisition of its pan-Asian sports joint venture, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), in 2012.