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Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q2 2018 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 the transaction to create the new “Fox” and merge remaining assets with Disney, FOX Sports’ five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast Thursday Night Football, the value of concentrated audiences, and more.

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.

Industry

During his Tuesday session at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget to discuss a variety of business and industry topics.

TV

On Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, FOX Deportes launched in the U.S., becoming the country’s first Spanish-language sports network. Today, FOX Deportes celebrates its 20th anniversary and endeavors to serve an ever-evolving audience with a changing appetite for sports.

TV

Today’s NFL landscape is vastly different than it was a decade ago, and that has many implications for the attention and engagement of the football league's viewers. On Wednesday, FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck moderated an in-depth conversation about that topic at an Advertising Week 2016 Town Hall session. The panel included Fox Networks Group President and COO Randy Freer, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan, Fox Networks Group President of Advanced Advertising Products Joe Marchese, NFL CMO Dawn Hudson, and Magna Global SVP of sports investment Kevin Collins.

TV

The 2016 NFL regular season is upon us, and at the end of it comes Super Bowl LI (that’s 51, for those who are hazy when it comes to Roman numerals), which will air Feb. 5, 2017, on FOX. This means the next several months will be eventful, to say the least, for Jacob Ullman, senior vice president of production and talent development at FOX Sports.