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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes National Geographic’s day at the winter 2018 TCA press tour, “9-1-1” getting renewed for a second season, Fox News launching a documentary series, FoxNext Games acquiring Cold Iron Studios and more.

TV

After FOX and FX had their time in the spotlight at the winter 2018 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, it was National Geographic’s turn on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Events

National Geographic’s bold step into its premium programming strategy less than a year ago has already yielded astounding results, including 15 Primetime Emmy nominations (the most in its history), five projects premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the launch of a number of acclaimed series and documentaries. At its summer 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation last week, National Geographic laid out the new and returning programming that will continue this strong momentum.

Events

During its inspiring upfront presentation on Wednesday evening, National Geographic presented its ambitious 2017-18 slate of premium, groundbreaking content. The “Further Front,” which was hosted at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, included the presentation of seven new unscripted series, one new scripted series, three feature documentaries and a number of returning series.

TV

Following FOX and FX Networks and FX Productions, it was National Geographic’s turn to take center stage at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California on Friday.

From left to right: Angeli Gabriel (National Geographic’s Snapchat Quiz), Richard Bacon ("Explorer"), Bertie Gregory ("Wild_Life with Bertie Gregory"), Declan Moore (National Geographic Partners CEO), John Campbell (National Geographic Partners Senior Vice President of Global Media), Anand Varma ("Invisible"), Claudia Malley (National Geographic Partners Chief Marketing & Brand Officer), Jason Silva ("Brain Games"/"Origins"), Ami Vitale (Nat Geo photographer)
Events

National Geographic Partners made a splash earlier this week with a number of exciting announcements at its first NewFronts event since the formation of the expanded joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. The 2016-17 slate, which includes 10 new digital short series and an Instagram video series, highlights National Geographic’s ability to tell compelling multiplatform stories.

Big Cat Week Europe
Social Impact

Nat Geo Wild Europe launched its sixth annual Big Cat Week in February. Each year, Nat Geo Wild sheds light on the plight of big cats around the world with a week of premieres.

National Geographic - Cynopsis Social Good Awards
Photo credit: NG Studios/Pablo Durana
Social Impact

FOX Sports and the National Geographic Channels are among the nominees for the Second Annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards, which honor the entertainment industry's outstanding social responsibility initiatives. The winners will be announced at the Social Good Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 7, in New York City.