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Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO of Star (third from right), joined by BCCI executives
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Star India, the leading sports broadcaster in India, won the global media broadcast and digital rights to VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches on Monday. With a global consolidated bid of 16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion), Star secured global rights to IPL from 2018 to 2022.

President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports Eric Shanks (second from left) with "FIRST THINGS FIRST" co-hosts Cris Carter, Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe. (Photo credit: PictureGroup)
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Live from the New York set of FS1’s upcoming early-morning show “FIRST THINGS FIRST” (beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 a.m. ET), President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports Eric Shanks hosted its quarterly Town Hall meeting on Wednesday.

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By now, millions of people have seen the trailer for “American Horror Story: Cult” (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX), the seventh season of FX Networks’ hit limited-series franchise. But co-creator, executive producer, writer and director Ryan Murphy thinks some people misunderstand what the new season will be about. 

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We are fewer than 300 days away from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which means FOX Sports is that many days away from broadcasting its first World Cup presentation. When the biggest tournament for the biggest sport in the world begins on June 15, 2018, it will be the culmination of more than four years of planning, practice and “international diplomacy,” according to David Neal, Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on FOX and Vice President of Production for FOX Sports.

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During a conversation on Thursday morning at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, talked about how National Geographic is breaking through in today’s market, the benefits of 21st Century Fox’s long-standing partnership with National Geographic, the right way to think about A-list talent and the opportunities for women in the TV industry, among other topics. That same evening, Courteney shared remarks at a dinner co-hosted by 21CF at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrating women in media, with special guest National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing.

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Here is a statement from Star India Private Limited and Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd regarding the recent leak of a “Game of Thrones” episode.

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Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 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 a wide range of topics, including the exciting growth in the DMVPD marketplace, reaching customers in increasingly diverse ways, the strength of 21CF’s TV and film businesses, and more.

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National Geographic’s bold step into its premium programming strategy less than a year ago has already yielded astounding results, including 15 Primetime Emmy nominations (the most in its history), five projects premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the launch of a number of acclaimed series and documentaries. At its summer 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation last week, National Geographic laid out the new and returning programming that will continue this strong momentum.

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21st Century Fox was well-represented at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 last weekend, as 20th Century Fox Film, FX Networks, FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic provided plenty of trailers, panels, parties and activations for fans. Here’s a quick rundown.

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On July 26, 21st Century Fox and FX Networks teamed up with nonprofit CreativeFuture and the bipartisan Congressional Creative Rights Caucus (CRC) for a panel discussion to give members of Congress and their staff a behind-the-scenes look at “Snowfall” (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT), the new FX drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. The conversation also touched on the importance of copyright protection and its impact on job creation.