FOX Sports

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes “Better Things” getting renewed for Season 3 on FX, National Geographic acquiring syndication rights to “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” FOX Sports deploying high-speed cameras for its World Series coverage and more.

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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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.

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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. 

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
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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.

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge opening weekend for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking workplace culture, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s skepticism about social media driving TV viewership, FOX Sports’ World Cup plans, and more.

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FOX Sports launched in 1994 as a single network with just one sport. Now, it is paving the way in sports broadcasting. Last week, FOX Sports celebrated its birthday on the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles with an inaugural Founders Day, kicking off its 24th NFL season.

(L-R) FOX Sports' Matt Vasgersian, Erik Arneson, John Smoltz and Wayne Fidelman
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Key policymaking staff from the United States Senate, House of Representatives and Federal Communications Commission joined 21CF Public Affairs, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball representatives on Saturday, Sept. 16, for an up-close and personal look at the innovative technologies, intense investment, and highly skilled professionals required to produce and broadcast high-quality sporting events.

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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.

Industry

During his session at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2017 conference on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch sat down with Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst to discuss a wide range of topics, including 21CF’s response to the UK’s Secretary of State’s referring 21CF’s cash offer for Sky plc to the Competition and Markets Authority, the need to address theatrical windows and the strength of FOX Sports.