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Today’s NFL landscape is vastly different than it was a decade ago, and that has many implications for the attention and engagement of the football league's viewers. On Wednesday, FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck moderated an in-depth conversation about that topic at an Advertising Week 2016 Town Hall session. The panel included Fox Networks Group President and COO Randy Freer, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan, Fox Networks Group President of Advanced Advertising Products Joe Marchese, NFL CMO Dawn Hudson, and Magna Global SVP of sports investment Kevin Collins.

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In addition to 21st Century Fox’s big night at the Emmys, this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses covers CEO James Murdoch’s comments at a recent investor conference, National Geographic announcing its first ever Earth Week, FX Networks renewing “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” a 13-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on FXX, and more.

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During his session Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2016 conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst to discuss a long list of subjects.

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During his 45-minute session at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Sept. 14, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch touched on the company’s strong upstream position, the company’s continual investment in brands and content, and STAR India’s impressive growth, among other topics.

FOX TV Group Co-Chairman and CEO Dana Walden and FOX entertainment president David Madden 

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FOX and FX took the stage at the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 8 and 9, respectively. FX led the TCA Awards with 3 Awards for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and 1 for “The Americans.” At the event, FOX shed light on the scheduling move for “Pitch." The highly anticipated MLB produced dramedy will move from Midseason to Fall, giving it the exposure of Empire and the World Series.

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Fox Networks Group is dedicated to the development of new technologies that give consumers more choice, control and convenience. The results speak for themselves: Fox Networks Group leads the industry in video on demand (VOD) with FOX and FX combining for six of the top 10 shows September through March. Today it’s taking a groundbreaking step forward to allow viewers to live stream FOX primetime programming across every TV market in the U.S. We talked with Brian Sullivan, president of digital for Fox Networks Group, to learn more about FOX’s big announcement.

John Landgraf and Denis Leary
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At PromaxBDA’s The Conference 2016, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf sat beside creator, executive producer and star of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Denis Leary to talk about the state of television and marketing – and drop a handful of f-bombs in the process.

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Earlier this week, 21st Century Fox announced that it was leading an $8 million funding round for theSkimm, a multi-platform audience company that curates news and events for millennials. To get a better idea of how theSkimm has managed to gather, engage and grow an audience of more than 3.5 million active subscribers in less than four years, I spoke with co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.

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During a Bernstein Thirty-Second Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2016 session on the morning of June 1, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst Todd Juenger to touch on a wide range of topics.

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This morning, FOX announced its new primetime series for the 2016-17 season, which included a historic slate of original programming for the network. Tonight, Toby Byrne, President of Advertising Sales for Fox Networks Group, will address an audience of about 2,500 people at the 2016 FOX upfront programming presentation at the Beacon Theater in New York, which will include advertisers, Fox executives and others. I spoke with Toby before he takes the stage to hear his thoughts on how the upfront season has changed recently, the move toward data and technology in advertising, and what he hopes advertisers will walk away with after tonight.