Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of FOX Television Group, which includes FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; FOX Sports Media Group, and National Geographic Partners. Together these units create, program and distribute on a worldwide basis much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.
The National Geographic Channels form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com.
About FX Networks
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 91 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo and Legion; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story and the upcoming Trust and Feud; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Baskets and the upcoming Better Things and Atlanta. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 79 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX’s acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the upcoming limited series Trust; the comedy series Louie, Archer and Baskets, and the upcoming Better Things and Atlanta, and the FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo and Legion; the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today survey, Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country and a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, Fox News is the top-cited outlet. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the past seven consecutive quarters. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com
FS1 launched on August 17, 2013 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB, NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, Bundesliga, UFC, Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and USGA. Major events televised on FS1 include the U.S. Open, MLB Postseason, the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. Original programs include: SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED; SPEAK FOR YOURSELF; THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD; GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN; NASCAR RACE HUB; MLB WHIPAROUND; THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER; UFC TONIGHT; INSIDE THE BIG EAST and more. FOX Sports GO, an authenticated live streaming platform that serves as the channel’s digital extension, is carried on a number of connected devices including: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and XBOX among others. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, FS1, FS2 and FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis.
Reaching more than 21 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 6.5 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, Copa Total Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, Divisionals, League Championship Series and World Series; NCAA College Football, NFL pre and post-season games, Golden Boy Promotions Boxing, UFC® and NASCAR. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space. For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at foxdeportes.com.
FOX Sports Regional Networks are the nation’s leading provider of local sports, collectively producing over 5,000 live events each year through its 22 owned-and-operated regional networks, and serving as the local TV home to 44 MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. The company’s nationwide roster of regional sports networks includes FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Detroit, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports New Orleans, FOX Sports North, FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Wisconsin, PRIME Ticket, SportSouth, SportsTime Ohio, Sun Sports, and the YES Network.
Star India has defined the Indian media landscape since 1991 and today is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching over 700 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. Star generates more than 30,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 60+ channels in 8 different languages, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India.
The network’s entertainment channel portfolio includes leading entertainment channels in English, Hindi and other regional languages which include Star Plus, Star Bharat, Star Gold, Star World, Star Movies, Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, Star Pravah, Maa channels, Asianet, Suvarna and Star Vijay. It is also present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox Star Studios, an affiliate joint venture company.
Star India is making quantum leaps in transforming sports in the country by leveraging the group’s strengths in superior content and audience engagement. Star’s sports business has grown rapidly to 12 channel properties with feeds in English and regional languages; and India’s first private free-to-air sports channel Star Sports First.
Star is set to drive the agenda on digital content consumption in the country with Hotstar, Star’s digital platform. Hotstar was launched in February 2015 to drive content consumption in India, and has quickly grown into India’s largest premium streaming platform with over 350 million downloads. Widely acknowledged as the creator and leader, Hotstar is already young India’s favoured destination for high quality content.
Since its founding in 1991, Star has played a major role in driving social change in India. Under the leadership of Chairman & CEO Uday Shankar, the company has become India’s leading media business by using its programming as a catalyst for social change. Star has helped address many societal issues through television to fuel women empowerment, promoting progressive mindsets or Nayi Soch (New Thinking) and sparking a sporting revolution creating the next generation of heroes. Star’s iconic talk show on India’s pressing concerns Satyamev Jayate (Truth Shall Prevail) has become the premier platform through which Indians can discuss social issues. More recently, Star introduced Ted Talks India Nayi Soch using the power of television to spark creativity and innovation. Star supports a variety of social causes in India through its vibrant CSR programs. This achievement, combined with Star’s track record of cultivating forward-thinking programming, casts Star as a model for what a 21st century media business should look like—one that harnesses the power and reach of television to touch lives and create social change.
BTN is the premier destination for college sports fans everywhere to immerse themselves in the Big Ten experience as the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering America’s most storied collegiate conference. BTN captures the Big Ten’s passion and tradition with unparalleled coverage of over 1,000 sporting events each year, including football, basketball, Olympic sports and championship events and award-winning original programming, in-depth studio analysis and classic games. BTN is available on multiple platforms, including BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension delivering live games and on-demand programming to BTN customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. BTN is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans, alumni and sports lovers across the country. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country in 11 of the past 12 years, owns the exclusive local TV rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC. YES, which has earned 92 Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, college sports and Manchester City soccer. YES has been named the 7th-most valuable sports business brand in the world the past three years by Forbes magazine.