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Last week, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2016 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 the role it is playing in reimagining how consumers experience television, as well as opportunities to make its content more widely available. It was also a chance to confirm its plans to participate in a new live and on-demand video service from Hulu.

ICANN 55
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Having just returned from the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, I can attest that the overwhelming attention of attendees was on ICANN’s future. The meeting was a watershed meeting in the organization’s history, as it was during this time that the ICANN community and the ICANN Board agreed to a comprehensive set of accountability reform proposals to be sent to the U.S. government for final approval before the last ties between ICANN and the U.S. government are cut this fall. In light of this, 2016 will arguably be the most important in ICANN’s history.

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John Nallen, Chief Financial Officer for 21st Century Fox, spoke with Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft at Deutsche Bank’s 24th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference today. During the 45-minute discussion, John talked about how advertising dollars are flowing from digital to television, the strength of regional sports networks (RSNs) and the importance of having rights to shows, among other topics.

Eric Shanks
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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.

Joe Marchese at Code/Media
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Television has walked onto an uneven playing field, but at least it still measures true ad impressions. Joe Marchese, president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), made this point and others at Re/code’s Code/Media 2016 conference in Dana Point, California, on Thursday.

Joe Marchese at CES
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The Paley Media Council’s CES 2016 Review, which took place on Jan. 12 in New York City, aimed to filter out the noise and put the spotlight on the larger themes at play at this year’s technology event.