James Murdoch

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced that it intends to spin off to shareholders a portfolio of its highly rated news, sports and broadcast businesses to create a new “Fox,” which will include Fox News Channel; Fox Business Network; FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports; Fox Television Stations Group; and sports cable networks FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and Big Ten Network (BTN). Separately, 21CF announced that it has entered into an agreement to combine the rest of its businesses with Disney, including all the company’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks, and international television businesses.

Industry

During his session at the 45th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference hosted by UBS yesterday, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch touched on a wide range of topics.

Events

At the opening keynote for the 2017 Paley International Council Summit, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with CNBC senior media and entertainment correspondent Julia Boorstin to talk about a wide range of topics, including the digital revolution for the media industry, going direct-to-consumer, the benefits of increased competition, NFL ratings and more.

Events

At the American Australian Association’s 2017 Benefit Dinner last night in New York City, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch was honored for his achievements in furthering American-Australian business relations. The annual dinner raised nearly $2 million for AAA’s Education Fund and celebrated this year’s 17 Fellows.

Company

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.

Director Matthew Vaughn (center) and 21CF CEO James Murdoch (right) with GFS students at a private screening of the upcoming film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" in London.
Events

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” director Matthew Vaughn co-hosted a private screening last night in London for the upcoming action-adventure film. Students participating in the Ghetto Film School (GFS) 2017 London Summer Workshop and luminaries from the U.K.’s creative industry were among those who attended the screening of the second installment of 20th Century Fox Film’s “Kingsman” franchise, a week ahead of the world premiere.

Industry

Below are 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch’s remarks to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention 2017, which he delivered earlier today. The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. The call was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including the exciting growth in the DMVPD marketplace, reaching customers in increasingly diverse ways, the strength of 21CF’s TV and film businesses, and more.

Company

Today, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 financial results. Shortly after the company’s earnings were announced, Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent this internal memo to 21CF colleagues and colleagues across all its global businesses.

Company

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.