Fox Entertainment Group
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|Headquarters||Fox Plaza, Century City, Los Angeles|
|Products||Motion pictures, television programs|
|Revenue||$13.28 billion USD (2012)|
|$3.3 billion USD (2012)|
|$4.98 billion USD (2012)|
Number of employees
|Parent||21st Century Fox|
The Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment company that operates through four segments, mainly filmed entertainment, television stations, television broadcast networks, and cable network programming. The company is wholly owned and controlled by the American media conglomerate 21st Century Fox, which is owned and chaired by Rupert Murdoch, since the company acquired all the stock of Fox. The transaction was completed on March 12, 2005. The division was part of the renamed 21st Century Fox after it had spun off its publishing divisions into the newly formed "New" News Corporation in 2013 as part of a corporate re-organization.
It is named after William Fox, born Wilhelm Fuchs, who created the original Fox Film Corporation. Jim Gianopulos is currently the chairman of Fox Entertainment Group, a position he shared with Tom Rothman until 2012.
Fox Entertainment Group was formed in the 1990s after the purchase of the Metromedia-owned independent stations by the 20th Century Fox film studio, at the time jointly owned by Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, and Denver billionaire Marvin Davis. These stations would later become the foundation of the Fox television network (launched in October 1986), which would become the foundation of the company (named after the TV network) itself. Not long after the Metromedia deal was made, Murdoch purchased Davis's shares and News Corp assumed full control of the film studio, which was then placed within Fox Entertainment Group.
In 1995, Saban entered into a joint venture with the Fox children's television network to form Fox Kids Worldwide, which was best known for the first ten Power Rangers series. In 1997 it was renamed Fox Family Worldwide. On July 23, 2001, it was announced that Fox Family Worldwide (now ABC Family Worldwide Inc.) would be sold to Disney from News Corporation and businessperson Haim Saban. On October 24, 2001, the sale was completed.
Corporate divisions and subsidiariesEdit
- 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
- Fox Studios Australia
- 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Fox Star Studios
Television production and distributionEdit
- 20th Century Fox Television
- Fox 21 Television Studios (television studio unit)
- Fox Television Animation (animation studio unit)
- Fox World (former reality television unit)
- 20th Television (syndication unit) (20th Century Fox International Television, global distribution unit)
- Foxstar Productions (TV movie and documentary unit)
- FNM Films
- Fox Lab
- FXP (formerly FX Productions)
- Zero Day Fox
Television broadcast networkEdit
Cable network programmingEdit
Fox News GroupEdit
- National Geographic Channel (with the National Geographic Society)
- Nat Geo Mundo (with the National Geographic Society)
- Nat Geo Wild (with the National Geographic Society)
Fox Sports Media GroupEdit
- Big Ten Network (51%, with the Big Ten Conference)
- Fox College Sports
- Fox Soccer Plus
- Fox Sports 1
- Fox Sports 2
- Fox Sports Networks (some affiliates owned by Cablevision and DirecTV Sports Networks)
Fox Latin AmericaEdit
- Fox (1993–present)
- FX (2005–present)
- Utilisima (2006-2013)
- Fox Sports (1996–present)
- Fox Life (2005–present)
- National Geographic Channel (2000–present)
- Fox Networks Group (Formerly Fox International Channels)
- FoxNext (Video game and theme park development)
- "News Corp confirms plan to split the media giant". BBC News. June 28, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
- "News Corp. Will Use Fox Name as Breakup Proceeds". Bloomberg. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- Finke, Nikki; Fleming Jr., Mike (September 14, 2012). "SHOCKER! FOX SHAKEUP: Tom Rothman Exiting 20th Film Group; Jim Gianopulos Becomes Sole Chairman/CEO; 20th TV's Dana Walden & Gary Newman Now Report To News Corp #2 Chase Carey". Deadline. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
- "Fox Family Worldwide Inc". Saban. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- "News Corp. and Haim Saban Reach Agreement to Sell Fox Family Worldwide to Disney for $5.3 Billion". saban. July 23, 2001. Archived from the original on April 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- "Haim Saban". Saban. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- Lafayette, Jon (January 21, 2013). "Fox Doubling Down on FX In a Bet on Cable Nets". Broadcasting & Cable. p. 4.