This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big holiday weekend for “Hidden Figures,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” becoming the most-watched original telecast on FXX, FoxNext taking 20th Century Fox Film and FOX Networks Group deeper into the immersive business, and more.
- ‘Hidden Figures’ tops 4-day holiday weekend with stellar $26 million (The Wrap)
- ‘Taboo’ premiere draws 3.4M viewers in L+3 for FX (Deadline)
- ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ snatches most-watched original FXX telecast title (The Wrap)
- FOX’s Super Bowl LI free live-stream online will include local ads (Variety)
- Fox amps up immersive business with FoxNext, taps Salil Mehta (Variety)
- Chris Milk, Spike Jonze creating virtual reality film as part of new FoxNext/Within partnership (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Tartikoff awards celebrate TV’s innovators and influencers (Variety)
- Fox and News Corp. to keep, expand Midtown headquarters (New York Post)
- The ambition is to be the primary destination in the OTT sector: Ajit Mohan, Hotstar (Exchange4Media.com)
- Monica Lewinsky saga in the works as ‘American Crime Story’ season (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Black Girls Code is using ‘Hidden Figures’ to inspire young girls to enter the STEM fields (Mic)
- ‘Fresh off the Boat’ and Six-Word Memoir Project team for immigration book (The Hollywood Reporter)
Enjoy the weekend!