New York – 21st Century Fox announced on July 14 that Dana Walden and Gary Newman will oversee a new business unit within Fox Networks Group, Fox Television Group, which will combine Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) and 20th Century Fox Television (TCFTV). The announcement was made by Peter Rice, Chairman of Fox Networks Group, to whom both Newman and Walden will now report. Their respective appointments are effective later in July. In their new roles as Chairmen and CEOs of Fox … [Read more...] about Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television unites in new business unit
Fox Broadcasting Company
Washington, DC – National Geographic Channel and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced on July 7 that Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, from executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) and hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, has reached a massive audience of 135 million viewers worldwide, including the U.S., across its 13-episode run. Internationally, the series attracted 90 million viewers on … [Read more...] about “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is the most-watched series ever on NGCI
Cannes – Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has picked up Keshet DCP’s explosive game show format Boom!, marking Keshet DCP’s second project sold to series. Boom! fuses the drama, intensity and thrill of a blockbuster action movie with the high-octane fun of a video game. Full of comedy, colour and excitement, Boom!’s fresh approach rolls the intellectual and physical challenges of existing game shows into one can’t-miss event for viewers of all ages. A squad of four … [Read more...] about MIPTV: FOX and Keshet DCP brings “Boom!” to the U.S.
The X Factor has concluded its U.S. run after three seasons, Syco, FremantleMedia North America and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced on February 7. “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol. And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!),” said Simon Cowell. “Last year, for a … [Read more...] about FOX cancels “The X Factor”
Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, has unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2013-2014 television season. The network picked up several new series including comedies Dads – which stars award-winning Seth Green; Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Enlisted; Surviving Jack; Us & Them; Murder Police; dramas Almost Human, executive produced by J.J Abrams with an all-star cast; Rake with Greg Kinnear set to make his television debut; Gang Related; and adventure thriller … [Read more...] about FOX announces 2013/ 2014 upfront
Joe Earley has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX), reporting to Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment. In his new position, Earley will play a key management role in all areas of the network, including scripted programming, casting, scheduling, research, audience strategy, digital, and business affairs, in addition to continuing oversight of marketing and communications. Previously, Earley served as president of marketing and communications for … [Read more...] about Joe Earley named COO for FOX Broadcasting Company