21CF Chats: Executive Producer, FIFA World Cup on FOX, David Neal on Copa America and soccer as a ‘Big 4’ sport in the U.S.

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It may have taken a while, but the strong viewership for the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament, along with the record-setting viewership for the Women’s World Cup 2015, finally cements soccer as one of the “Big 4” sports in the U.S., according to David Neal, executive producer of FIFA World Cup for FOX Sports. The…

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FOX Sports hosts delegation of women from Afghanistan to discuss creating a culture of health and fitness

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Five of Afghanistan’s leading female coaches, nonprofit directors and sports professionals recently visited the FOX Sports headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss how best to encourage young women in their home country to participate in sports. The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) arranged the trip as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership…

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FOX Sports Supports and National Geographic honored as leaders in social responsibility on television

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At the Second Annual Social Good Awards Breakfast in New York City, Cynopsis Media recognized FOX Sports Supports as this year’s “Social Good Shining Star,” while awarding several honorable mentions to programming at National Geographic. The April 7 event honored the television industry’s outstanding social responsibility initiatives, for which 21st Century Fox brands received seven nominations. Read…

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In a leap forward for video experiences, 21st Century Fox anchors Sling TV’s new beta multi-stream service

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Today DISH announced a new multi-stream tier of its over-the-top service Sling TV featuring Fox programming. The $20-per-month beta service will include FOX Broadcasting, FX, National Geographic and FOX Sports, including our national sports and our popular Regional Sports Networks. “The launch of the new Sling TV is a significant step forward in our efforts…

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Women of FOX Sports volunteer at Children’s Hospital LA as part of the #MakeMarchMatter campaign

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On March 22, members of the Women of FOX Sports group volunteered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a nonprofit hospital providing care to more than 107,000 children each year. The event came as part of CHLA’s annual #MakeMarchMatter campaign, through which the hospital aims to raise $1 million in support of its programs and services. FOX Sports colleagues…

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Eric Shanks talks about RSNs, sports in India and non-event sports programming at Morgan Stanley conference

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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…

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