Cultural themes that drive FOX Broadcasting’s marketing in 2016

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Angela Courtin is EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at FOX Broadcasting. In today’s convergent world, technology impacts every aspect of how we reach our audiences – everything from the when to the where. Despite the inhuman quality of technology, the data it yields provides us greater visibility into the very human elements of our audiences’ lives and, most importantly, their hearts. This is where the battle for attention is really fought and we win when our audience moves from a collection of rating points to…

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’: Why the O.J. trial is as relevant as ever

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Brad Simpson is the executive producer of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which premieres Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST on FX. When we started writing “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” we asked ourselves, “Why is this case relevant today?” Part of the initial answer was that the O.J. Simpson trial was the start of something new: the birth of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of celebrity culture. During the trial, the soap operas were shut down for…

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FOX’s Dana Walden and Gary Newman honored as National Champions for Children at the Alliance for Children’s Rights Annual Dinner

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Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were presented the National Champion for Children Award at the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ 24th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 10. Dana and Gary were honored for their efforts to advance the lives of at-risk children, fight poverty and improve access to healthcare. These are key goals for the Alliance, which provides free legal services and advocacy to protect the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. In his remarks at…

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FX’s critically acclaimed spy drama ‘The Americans’ returns for Season 4 on March 16

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FX’s hit drama “The Americans” is making its Season 4 premiere tonight at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. The first episode of the new season is titled “Glanders” and will pick up where last season’s finale ended. “The Americans” centers on the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., in the 1980s. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell star as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose arranged marriage faces many trials as a result of the network of spies and informants under…

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Sketch comedy show “Party Over Here” premieres March 12 to bring late-night laughs to your Saturday nights

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FOX is getting back into late-night sketch comedy with a new series called “Party Over Here,” which is premiering tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The half-hour show is brought to you by executive producers The Lonely Island – or the trio known as Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer is also an executive producer and one of the show’s directors. “Party Over Here” will star comedians Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich. The show will feature sketch comedy shorts…

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Jill Ratner, EVP of Litigation for Fox Group, is honored at the 2016 Multichannel Wonder Women celebration

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At today’s Multichannel Wonder Women celebration in New York, Fox Group EVP of Litigation Jill Ratner was honored as a Wonder Woman. The annual gala luncheon, co-hosted by Multichannel News and the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications, honors female executives in cable television and communications. This year, 13 Wonder Women were selected by the editors of Multichannel News. In her speech at the event, Jill talked about her obsession with sports at a young age, which led to her spot on…

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John Nallen talks about TV taking ad dollars from digital, RSNs, importance of programming rights at Deutsche Bank conference

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John Nallen, Chief Financial Officer for 21st Century Fox, spoke with Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft at Deutsche Bank’s 24th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference today. During the 45-minute discussion, John talked about how advertising dollars are flowing from digital to television, the strength of regional sports networks (RSNs) and the importance of having rights to shows, among other topics. On the strength of the ad market: “Reflecting more on the ad market overall – I know there’s been a lot of discussion…

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2016 Big East men’s basketball tournament kicks off March 9 on FS1, FOX Sports GO app – and in virtual reality

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FOX Sports is taking the Big East men’s basketball tournament where it’s never been before: virtual reality. The 2016 tournament, which kicks off Wednesday, March 9, at Madison Square Garden, will be aired on FS1 through the semifinals, with the final airing Saturday, March 12, on FOX. All games will be available for streaming on the FOX Sports GO app. Thanks to a partnership between FOX Sports and NextVR, the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games of the 2016 Big East Tournament will be broadcast…

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21CF and National Geographic Channel celebrate International Women’s Day by encouraging viewers to stand #withMalala

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On Feb. 18, 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Channel launched a new social media campaign to drive support and awareness for girls’ education. The initiative extends through March 10, giving viewers the chance to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by taking part in the campaign and contributing to the education of the more than 60 million young women who are out of school around the world. In celebration of National Geographic Channel’s global broadcast premiere of “He Named Me Malala” on Feb. 29,…

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20th Century Fox Film wins four Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards

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20th Century Fox Film won four Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28. Here’s a list of their wins: Best Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for “The Revenant” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant” Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies” Congratulations to 20th Century Fox Film for their wins and nominations, and to Fox Searchlight Pictures for their nominations. Here are some photos from the event: Photo credit: PictureGroup Leonardo DiCaprio (Best…

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