National Geographic

Photo by Ronan Donovan/National Geographic
Social Impact

I first learned about National Geographic’s Photo Camp when I was compiling footage for a year-end impact video for the Society. I began asking around and discovered that a Photo Camp was going to take place with youth from Baltimore in Shenandoah National Park and would involve Nat Geo photographers John Stanmeyer and Amy Toensing. Little did I know that this simple footage search would turn into one of the most profound experiences of my life.

FOX Sports' Kevin Burkhardt with 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs with the Commissioner's Trophy following Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Nov. 2, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports/PictureGroup
Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features 21CF’s latest earnings, strong ratings for Game 7 of the World Series, premiere dates for FOX’s winter midseason TV lineup, FOX Deportes turning 20 years old and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features National Geographic’s big rebrand, World Series wins for FOX, FOX Sports 1’s continued strength, “Before the Flood” premiering commercial-free across National Geographic’s digital and streaming platforms worldwide, and more.

Leonardo DiCaprio diving with scientist Jeremy Jackson discussing the oceans in "Before the Flood."
TV

National Geographic will kick off its first ever Earth Week on Sunday, Oct. 30, launching six straight days of primetime programming focused on climate change. 

Social Impact

In the weeks leading up to the global premiere of National Geographic’s six-part series “MARS” on Monday, Nov. 14, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic took 200 high-school students attending The Cinema School (TCS) in Bronx, N.Y., on a field trip to an immersive Mars experience featuring a virtual reality simulator and an anti-gravity treadmill this week.

Events

Turning a collection of Instagram photos into a hardcover book may seem a strange concept at first, but that’s exactly what National Geographic has done with “@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos” – and for good reason.

National Geographic Explorer-in-Resident Enric Sala and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Social Impact

In honor of the upcoming worldwide commercial-free broadcast of “Before the Flood,” the new documentary from Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens exploring the global effects of climate change, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic have launched a new social media campaign to drive support for the conservation of endangered wildlife and ecosystems.

L-R: Declan Moore, CEO of National Geographic Partners; Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Television Networks; Richard Bacon, host of "Explorer"; Susan Goldberg, Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners and Editor in Chief of National Geographic Magazine; and Anand Varma, explorer and photographer.

Events

National Geographic is set to launch a rebrand as expansive as the view from the top of One World Trade Center, where the company announced its plans Tuesday afternoon. The rebrand will reach all of the company’s properties, in addition to its nonprofit organization, National Geographic Society. The 700 million consumers that National Geographic reaches each month will notice a unified brand logo and tagline across its vast portfolio.

Company

The first week of October was marked by a big opening for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” ratings victories for FOX News, Leonardo DiCaprio joining President Barack Obama for South by South Lawn (SXSL), the renewal of FX Networks’ “American Horror Story” and the announcement of the end for FX’s hit animated series “Archer.” Those stories and more are featured in this week’s recap of 21CF news.

Aya Cash as Gretchen Cutler, Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Desmin Borges as Edgar Quintero, Chris Geere as Jimmy Shive-Overly in "You're the Worst."
Photo credit: Byron Cohen/FX
Company

21st Century Fox made plenty of headlines in the last week of September, thanks to FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s insightful remarks on storytelling, FOX Sports bringing augmented reality to the NFL, FOX Business notching a record quarter, and FX’s renewal of “The Strain” and “You’re the Worst.” All that and much more is included in this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses.