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Topic: 21st Century Fox

NatGeo's hit Brain Games

Killing Jesus Will Be 4 Hours Long With a Teleplay by the Writer of the Wild Bunch

NatGeo upfront features lots of renewals

Yes, the Bill O'Reilly book-based special to end all Bill O'Reilly book-based specials is too large for just one evening: the National Geographic Channel will air Killing Jesus (to be…

Fox Cancels The X Factor

Simon Cowell series never really caught on

Simon Cowell’s latest attempt to salvage The X Factor has come to naught, as Fox on Friday said it has pulled the plug on the series.  Acknowledging the end of his…

Fox to Secure Controlling Stake in YES Network

Conglomerate to take an 80 percent interest in Yankees’ home RSN

21st Century Fox on Friday announced it would take a controlling stake in YES Network, upping its of Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, raising its ownership position in the RSN…

Court Denies Fox Appeal to Rehear Hopper Case

Case continues at trial

Dish scored another legal victory against Fox over the Hopper's ability to automatically  skip commercials. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday unanimously turned down Fox's petition to rehear the case…

Supreme Court Soon to Consider Whether to Take Aereo Case

Could decide future of broadcast TV model

The Supreme Court may decide Jan. 10 whether to review broadcasters' beef against Aereo. The court will announce soon thereafter if it will hear the case in 2014. Broadcasters, including TV…

FXX Lands The Simpsons in Biggest Off-Net Deal Ever

Spinoff net nails down all 530 episodes of Fox’s animated comedy

Two months after Twentieth Century Fox Television began accepting bids for the off-net cable rights to the longest-running scripted series in TV history, a corporate sibling has emerged the victor. FXX…

Hulu Names Mike Hopkins CEO, Forssell Out

Interim chief to leave the company

As reported, Hulu has struck a deal to make former Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins its new CEO, effective immediately. Less expectedly, interim CEO Andy Forssell will…

Fox's Distribution Head Mike Hopkins May Succeed Andy Forssell as Hulu CEO

Deal rumored to be close

Per a report from Bloomberg last night, Fox Networks president of distribution Mike Hopkins is close to being named CEO of Disney/21st Century Fox/Comcast joint venture Hulu. After founder Jason…

FXX Launches to Big Ratings Gains

Newbie net shows vast improvement over precursor Fox Soccer Channel

FXX went live Monday at 7 a.m. EDT, and it’s already quite a bit more popular than precursor Fox Soccer Channel. According to Nielsen’s fast national ratings, FXX in its first…

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks

$19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike

A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly numbers has propelled TV media stocks to new heights as darlings of Wall Street. Despite…

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