This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX Sports reaching a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast “Thursday Night Football,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Shape of Water” winning awards, Fox News Channel’s strong viewership for the State of the Union, and more.


To mark Veterans Day (Saturday, Nov. 11) in the U.S., FOX Sports hosted a number of special programming events this past weekend. From Thursday through Sunday, FOX Sports invited active military members and veterans to be part of live studio audiences and took some of its shows on the road to Pier 10 on the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.


The first week of 2017 was busy with news about 21CF and its businesses. This week’s recap includes FOX News placing Tucker Carlson in the 9 p.m. anchor slot, “Alien: Covenant” and “Planet of the Apes” getting virtual reality experiences, Hulu adding CBS to its TV streaming offering, and more.

Eric Shanks

Eric Shanks, FOX Sports president, COO and executive producer, spoke with Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Daniel Swinburne at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today. During the 38-minute discussion, Eric touched on a wide range of topics, including regional sports networks (RSNs), the big sports opportunity in India and the importance of non-event sports programming.