FOX Sports

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.

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.

Social Impact

In partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management, FOX Sports Networks hosted 50 visiting sports executives from China last week. Working with the China Europe International Business School, UCLA facilitated a program on Sports & Leisure Management with the goal of expanding China’s national sports outreach.

NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick (center) will be in the FOX NASCAR booth for eight events in 2017.
TV

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR premier series champion, announced last month that his role as part of the FOX NASCAR broadcast team will increase in 2017, with the pilot of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford Fusion serving as a full-race race analyst for eight FOX NASCAR events, beginning with the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 25, on FS1.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes free screenings of “Hidden Figures” in honor of Black History Month, STAR India partnering with TED on a new Hindi talk show, “Legion” notching strong ratings and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes record viewership for FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI, 21CF’s fiscal Q2 earnings, FOX News leading the weekly ratings race 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.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes strong ratings for FOX News (and Tucker Carlson), new camera technologies during FOX’s upcoming Super Bowl broadcast, Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s two Sundance deals and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes Fox Searchlight acquiring rights to Wes Anderson’s next film, the co-creator of “24: Legacy” on how the new show fits into the franchise, “Peak TV” continuing in 2016 and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes FX ordering a “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff pilot, the Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Cowboys and Redskins setting a record for FOX, “Assassin’s Creed” entering virtual reality, and more.