21CF news recap for the week ending August 10, 2018

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Earnings, FX at TCA press tour, Nat Geo’s new children’s book series This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF’s fiscal Q4 and full-year 2018 earnings, FX Networks’ TCA press tour announcements, National Geographic’s foray into children’s fiction and more.

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This week in 21CF news: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wins awards for visual effects, ‘Three Billboards’ passes milestone

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes “War for the Planet of the Apes” winning four Visual Effects Society Awards, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” passing a milestone, FOX’s NFL rights and more. FOX didn’t overpay for its new NFL rights, says Fox exec Peter Rice (Recode) Expanding its…

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This week in 21CF news: 21CF’s fiscal Q2 2018 earnings, ‘The Four’ gets Season 2, ‘Isle of Dogs’ at SXSW

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF’s fiscal Q2 2018 earnings, strong viewership for the IPL player auction on Star Sports, a second season for “The Four,” “Isle of Dogs” at SXSW and more. Fox earnings get lift from cable networks even as broadcast lags (Variety) Murdochs say…

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Ahead of International Women’s Day, Star India continues inspiring ‘Nayi Soch’ campaign with new ad celebrating gender equality

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21st Century Fox’s Star India and Bollywood star Aamir Khan have partnered again on a new brand film for Star India’s ongoing “Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking’) campaign. “Nayi Soch” aims to spark conversation and social change through thought-provoking programming that highlights crucial social issues in India. The short film introduces Khan as a middle-class sweetshop…

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STAR TV started broadcasting its full channel lineup on this day in 1991, blazing a new trail in India (video)

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STAR India’s remarkable journey is intimately linked to the evolution of the modern Indian identity. Through the lens of Indian media’s history — specifically the role of STAR TV — we see a shining example of television blazing a pathway toward national self-knowledge. India’s first major state-run satellite broadcast INSAT didn’t arrive until 1982, and…

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STAR India holds town hall announcing new organizational structure; prepares for next stage of growth and innovation

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STAR India unveiled a new organizational structure today at a town hall meeting in Mumbai that was live-streamed to colleagues in more than 130 cities. The reorganization is designed to better position the business for the next leg of its growth and to achieve its aggressive financial targets. The company will now be organized around five…

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Q&A with Nitin Kukreja, head of STAR Sports: Kabaddi’s rise, building a multi-sport market in India

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Nathaniel Brown is Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications at 21CF. I recently visited the Mumbai headquarters of our India business, STAR India, where I saw first-hand how its new STAR Sports brand has taken sports fans by storm.  While STAR has for some time been India’s entertainment leader, it moved aggressively into…

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