25 years ago today: FOX Broadcasting Company wins the rights to the NFL’s NFC package

A look back at FOX’s foray into football

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FOX is football, and it has been for 25 years now. On Dec. 18, 1993, FOX Broadcasting Company won the rights to broadcast the NFL’s package of NFC games, marking the 7-year-old network’s first step into regular sports programming. Twenty-five years later, FOX continues to be a bold leader in live programming, thanks in no…

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21CF Chats: FOX’s Michael Thorn talks fall TV premieres

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FOX’s President of Entertainment on this fall’s new shows, football’s important role and more Last week marked the beginning of the 2018-2019 TV season, with fall premieres of new and returning shows peppered throughout the calendar for the next several weeks. We sat down with FOX Broadcasting Company’s President of Entertainment Michael Thorn to talk…

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2018 FOX upfront presentation recap

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New ad format, football, six new series for 2018-19 On Monday, May 14, Fox Networks Group (FNG) took to the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York City to present its 2018-19 primetime programming schedule. The presentation, which featured FNG executives and talent from FOX’s current and new shows, highlighted FNG’s newest ad format,…

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21CF news recap for the week ending April 27, 2018

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FOX’s World Cup team, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ movie, ‘Deadpool 2’ tracking for big debut This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a look at FOX’s World Cup broadcast team, FOX Sports’ NFL aspirations, a “Choose Your Own Adventure” interactive movie from 20th Century Fox Film, “Deadpool 2” on…

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18 key quotes from 21CF’s fiscal Q2 2018 earnings call: New ‘Fox,’ Thursday Night Football, value of concentrated audiences

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Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q2 2018 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. It was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transaction to create the new “Fox” and merge remaining assets…

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James Murdoch talks NFL ratings, sports rights, VR, FOX News and streaming at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference

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During his Tuesday session at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget to discuss a variety of business and industry topics. The conversation covered new OTT entrants, football ratings, the cost of sports rights, theatrical windows, virtual reality and FOX News. New OTT…

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21CF Chats: Carlos Sanchez, EVP and GM of FOX Deportes, on the first U.S. Spanish-language sports network’s 20th anniversary

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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. To learn about what the milestone means to the network and what the future may hold, I…

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10 key quotes from the FOX NFL Town Hall at Advertising Week 2016: How fans view ads, advertising in a two-screen world and more

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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…

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