Topic: 21st Century Fox

Inside Homer Simpson's Gigantic Head at Comic-Con

FXX unveils convention's biggest activation

The inside of Homer Simpson’s head is filled with colorful drawings of the characters from the show named after his family, a giant video screen covering the top interior of…

Time Warner Rebuffed Offer From Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

Approached in June

Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid last month for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed, The New York Times reports. "21st Century Fox can…

MyNetworkTV Gobbles Up Off-Net Rights to The Walking Dead

Zombie apocalypse drama comes to broadcast in the fall

The Walking Dead is staggering its way toward a date with broadcast TV. Beginning this fall, the AMC zombie apocalypse thriller will begin airing on MyNetworkTV, making the 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…