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On Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, FOX Deportes launched in the U.S., becoming the country’s first Spanish-language sports network. Today, FOX Deportes celebrates its 20th anniversary and endeavors to serve an ever-evolving audience with a changing appetite for sports.

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."
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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. 

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.

Events

National Geographic Channel hosted a very special screening of "Before the Flood"from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actor Mark Ruffalo were among those attending the screening and party co-hosted by Courteney Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Global Networks, at the United Nations on Thursday night.

TV

Halloween, virtual reality and a milestone: On Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX, “The Simpsons” will give audiences a special viewing experience. Television’s longest-running comedy series and longest-running scripted show in history will air the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” its annual Halloween episode, which will double as the show’s 600th episode.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features FX Networks’ upcoming “X-Men” series “Legion” appearing at New York Comic Con, Skip Bayless boosting FOX Sports 1’s viewership, “Lethal Weapon” getting a full-season order from FOX, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” nearing an international box office milestone, a look at FOX News’ strong year and more.

FNG President of Advanced Advertising Products Joe Marchese speaks during the Fox Networks Group and NFL keynote panel at Advertising Week at Town Hall on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in New York City.
Photo by Anthony Behar/Fox/PictureGroup
Industry

Human attention is the world’s most valuable resource, and that has far-reaching implications for how advertisers determine the price of people’s time and attention, according to Joe Marchese, president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group.

Heritage

FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC) debuted on Oct. 9, 1986, with “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” – a queen of comedy deployed to take on NBC’s king of late night, Johnny Carson. Rivers’ inaugural quartet of iconoclast guests included Cher, David Lee Roth, Elton John and Pee-Wee Herman, and the show was gangbusters.