This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX’s record Super Bowl ad sales, how FOX Sports is preparing for the Super Bowl live stream, “Hidden Figures” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” taking home SAG Awards, FOX News marking 15 years at No. 1, and more.
- FOX is finishing up its Super Bowl ad sales, with spots selling for nearly $5 million (Adweek)
- FOX prepares for Super Bowl streaming challenge (Multichannel News)
- Networks will binge on Super Bowl coverage; FOX and ESPN dial up hours of coverage well beyond the actual game (The Wall Street Journal)
- FOX Sports chipping at ESPN during Super Bowl week (USA Today)
- Fox chiefs on Trump travel ban: ‘Immigration is an essential part of America’s strength’ (Variety)
- SAG Awards: ‘Hidden Figures’ wins Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Hollywood Reporter)
- SAG Awards: ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ takes home another prize (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Free screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’ go wide: from L.A. to Australia (Variety)
- FOX News Channel marks 15 years as No. 1-rated cable news network (Deadline)
- FOX orders two workplace comedy pilots from Will Ferrell, ‘New Girl’ and ‘Modern Family’ producers (Variety)
- Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone comedy nabs pilot order at FOX (Variety)
- FOX orders drama pilots ‘Controversy’ & ‘The Resident’ from Sheldon Turner, Amy Holden Jones & Antoine Fuqua (Deadline)
- FOX sets ‘24: Legacy’ alarm with Amazon Alexa, homepage pact (Variety)
Enjoy the weekend!