This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes strong ratings for FOX News (and Tucker Carlson), new camera technologies during FOX’s upcoming Super Bowl broadcast, Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s two Sundance deals and more.
- FOX News captures top weekly cable ratings slot (Multichannel News)
- Tucker Carlson’s first two weeks in primetime outstrip Megyn Kelly on FNC (Deadline)
- New technologies of Super Bowl 51: Cameras expected to elevate FOX’s broadcast (Sports Illustrated)
- Oscar nominations: Complete list (Variety)
- Sundance: Fox Searchlight lands ‘Patti Cake$’ in $10.5 million deal (Variety)
- Sundance: Dance documentary ‘Step’ bought by Fox Searchlight (Variety)
- National Geographic teams with Sundance Institute to launch filmmaker fellowship (The Hollywood Reporter)
- FOX sports hires ESPN’s long-time ad agency (Broadcasting & Cable)
- NBC orders comedy pilot from Kourtney Kang, Nahnatchka Khan, Fred Savage (Variety)
- ‘Legion’: Creator Noah Hawley on taking FX series beyond X-Men (Variety)
- ‘Taboo’ bucks bright norms of TV production with dark, dirty look (Variety)
- Fox orders X-Men pilot from Bryan Singer, Matt Nix, Marvel TV (Variety)
- Hotstar top video streaming app in India (Livemint)
- ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ aims for Broadway (The New York Times)
Enjoy the weekend!