|21st Century Fox|
|Founded||June 28, 2013|
|Defunct||March 20, 2019|
|Fate||Majority of assets sold to The Walt Disney Company; portions of assets sold to Comcast, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Yankee Global Enterprises; remaining assets spun off to Fox Corporation.|
|Headquarters||1211 Avenue of the Americas, |
New York City, New York,
|Revenue||US$30.4 billion (2018)|
|US$4.4 billion (2018)|
|US$4.5 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$53.8 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$19.6 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|Footnotes / references|
It is one of two companies made from the 2013 split of News Corporation (founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979). 21st Century Fox has the broadcasting and movie assets and serves as the legal successor to News Corporation. The publishing assets were spun off to form News Corp at the same time. The split was so both companies operate under more "focused" management, which Murdoch claimed would "unlock" their true value.
Among the holdings of 21st Century Fox are Fox Entertainment Group. This owns the 20th Century Fox film studio and Fox television network. There are other assets, such as the pan-Asian pay channel operator Star India.
On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company said that they would acquire a lot of 21st Century Fox's subsidiaries for $52 billion USD. This includes the 20th Century Fox studio and Fox's partnership with National Geographic. Some subsidiaries like Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox News Channel will still be a part of 21st Century Fox. The deal closed on March 20, 2019.
Final holdings[change | change source]
21st Century Fox primarily consisted of the media and broadcasting properties that were owned by its predecessor, such as the Fox Entertainment Group and Star India. News Corporation's broadcasting properties in Australia, such as Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia, remain a part of the newly renamed News Corp Australia—which was spun off with the current incarnation of News Corp and was not a part of 21st Century Fox.
Music and radio[change | change source]
Studios[change | change source]
- Fox Entertainment Group: 20th Century Fox's parent company
- 20th Century Fox: a film production/distribution company
- Fox Searchlight Pictures – specialised films.
- Fox 2000 Pictures – general audience feature films.
- Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales
- Fox Family - a family friendly production company
- Fox Stage Productions - a theatrical production company
- 20th Century Fox Television – primetime television programming.
- 20th Television – television distribution (syndication).
- Lincolnwood Drive Inc.
- Fox 21 Television Studios – low scripted/budgeted television production company.
- Fox Television Animation - animation production company.
- Fox Television Studios- market specific programming e.g. and network television company.
- 20th Century Fox Animation - animation production company.
- Blue Sky Studios – production of computer animated films
- 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment - home video distribution company
- Boom! Studios (minority stake) – comic book and graphic novel publisher
- Zero Day Fox – web series/films production company.
- Fox VFX Lab
- New Regency Productions (80%) – general audience feature films.
- Regency Enterprises (20%) – parent company of New Regency Productions.
- Fox Star Studios fully owned -the Studio for Indian Movie's Production and Distribution.
TV[change | change source]
Production[change | change source]
- Endemol Shine Group, production and distribution company (joint venture with Apollo Global Management) 50%
Broadcast[change | change source]
- Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox), a US broadcast television network
- MyNetworkTV, a US broadcast television network
- Movies!, a US free-to-air television network (in partnership with Weigel Broadcasting with both owning 50%)
- Fox Television Stations, a group of owned and operated Fox television stations
Satellite television[change | change source]
- Tata Sky (30%), an Indian Direct To Home Television Service Provider. (in partnership with Tata Group (70%))
- Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific (formerly Star TV), an Asian satellite TV service having 300 million viewers in 53 countries, mainly in Taiwan, China & other Asian countries
- Star India, satellite TV network with landing rights in India.
Cable[change | change source]
Cable TV channels owned (in whole or part) and operated by 21st Century Fox include:
- Fox Business Network, a business news channel.
- Fox Movie Channel, an all-movie channel that airs commercial-free movies from 20th Century Fox's film library
- Fox News Channel, a 24-hour news and opinion channel
- Fox Sports Networks, a chain of US regional cable news television networks broadcasting local sporting events linked together by national sports news programming. Local channels include "Fox Sports Southwest", "Fox Sports Detroit", etc. (some affiliates are owned by Cablevision.)
- Fox College Sports, a college sports network consisting of three regionally aligned channels, mostly with archived Fox Sports Net programmes but also some live and original content.
- Fox Sports International
- Fox Sports 1, a sports network, which presented a wide variety of sports programming.
- Fox Sports 2, a sports network, which served as a counterpart to FS1.
- Fox Soccer Plus, a sister network to FSC, but including coverage of other sports. Launched in 2010 after News Corporation picked up many of the broadcast rights abandoned by Setanta Sports when it stopped broadcasting in the U.S later transferred to 21st Century Fox.
- Fox Deportes, a Spanish-language North American cable sports network; its sports line-up is tailored to appeal to a Latin American audience.
- FX Networks, a cable network broadcasting reruns of programming previously shown on other channels, but recently creating its own programming, including the Emmy Award-winning programmes The Shield and Damages.
- Fox Sports Racing, a motorsports-oriented sports network operating in North American markets outside of the United States as a replacement for Speed, which primarily carried motorsports events from FS1 and FS2.
- Big Ten Network, cable and satellite channel dedicated to The Big Ten Conference, launched August 2007 (51%)
- National Geographic Channel (joint venture with National Geographic Society) 67%
- National Geographic Global Networks 75%
- Nat Geo Mundo (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
- Nat Geo Wild (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
- YES Network (80%), regional cable sports network; broadcasts New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets games, among other teams.
- Fox Networks Group, domestic cable channels offering different formats of Fox programming in over thirty countries worldwide.
- Fox Life
- Fox Crime
- Fox Comedy
- Fox Rewayat
- Fox Movies
- Fox Sports
- National Geographic
- Nat Geo Wild
- Nat Geo People
- Nat Geo Music
- Latin America
- Fox Networks Group Latin America – channels available in over 17 countries in Latin America
- National Geographic
- National Geographic HD
- National Geographic Wild
- Nat Geo Music
- Fox Channel
- Fox Premium
- Fox HD
- Fox Life
- Fox Sports
- Baby TV
- LAPTV (Latin American Pay Television) operates 8 cable movie channels throughout South America excluding Brazil.
- Rede Telecine operated 5 cable movie channels in Brazil.
- Fox Telecolombia – Spanish-language television production. (51%)
Internet[change | change source]
- Fox Sports Digital Media
- Foxsports.com – website with sports news, scores, statistics, video and fantasy sports
- Fox Sports Go – online video streaming site of Fox Sports
- Fox Nation – online video streaming site
- Hulu (30%) – online video streaming site (now owned by Disney, but formerly in partnership with Comcast)
Other assets[change | change source]
- FoxNext – video game, virtual reality and theme park company
References[change | change source]
- "Sinclair is the reported winner of the former Fox RSNS". 26 April 2019.
- Ozanian, Mike (March 8, 2019). "New York Yankees Buy Back YES Network For $3.47 Billion". Forbes. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
- "Twenty-First Century Fox 2018 Annual Report Form (10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "2013 Annual Report". 21st Century Fox. August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on December 26, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- "Disney Acquired Fox And The Results Could Be Huge". BookMyShow. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- "The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff Of Certain Businesses, For $52.4 Billion In Stock" (Press release). The Walt Disney Company. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- It's Official: News Corp Buys 49% Of YES Network. Deadline.com. Retrieved on July 21, 2013.