Fox Broadcasting has defeated a retaliation claim from a fired employee who challenged the legality of the company’s counterclaims against him.
Representatives for ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC confirmed plans to air President Trump’s address on the southern border wall live at 9 p.m. ET. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say Democrats should be given time to respond after Trump’s address.
New Fox Chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch looked outside for a leader of the soon-to-be independent Fox broadcasting network that will emerge after Disney’s acquisition of key Fox assets. AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier has been named CEO of entertainment. He will start Nov. 1, reporting to Murdoch who made the announcement Friday in an internal memo.
Although Fox Broadcasting isn’t exactly known for leading the charge against sexual harassment, the company has gained an advantage in court against former executive Cliff Pozner in a case that could heighten the liability for those who engage in sexual misconduct in the workplace.
21st Century Fox and Disney are on a “glide path” for a Thursday deal announcement, sources familiar with the deal say. Disney became the sole suitor after Comcast dropped its bid for the majority of Fox assets on Monday.
If Disney’s billions have their way, most of 21st Century Fox will soon move into Cinderella’s Castle. The biggest downside of such a deal for the Murdochs may be the loss of the TV production studio run successfully by Dana Walden and Gary Newman for the last 18 years that has generated hits for the Fox broadcast network like 24, Family Guy, Empire and American Horror Story.
The new contracts cover stations in South Carolina, Texas, Nevada, Georgia and Indiana.
Shannon Ryan is promoted to chief marketing officer at Fox Television Group, while Darren Schillace comes from ABC to be EVP of marketing at Fox Broadcasting.
He is said to be taking a voluntary buyout and will leave his position of EVP, broadcast distribution, Fox Networks Group in late May.
Fox Broadcasting has released a new version of its Fox Now video app for Apple devices that suggests shows users might want to watch based on their preferences and viewing history — a feature designed to keep people watching more video.
A federal appeals court says a lower court was correct in deciding against Fox’s request that Dish be blocked from offering its set-top box features that automatically record all primetime programming on the Big Four broadcast networks and then automatically skip all the commercials on playback.
In an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling, Fox Broadcasting says it is not “crying wolf” about the potential disruption to the broadcast business that may come from Dish Network’s DVR-like feature that automatically skips commercials.
Fox Broadcasting has elevated its longtime marketing and public relations executive Joe Earley to a new post as chief operating officer. The promotion of Earley is the first major move by Kevin Reilly, who himself was promoted from president of entertainment to chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting earlier this month.
Major League Baseball plans to revamp its divisions and playoff format with a series of moves that will have significant ramifications for at least two of its media partners — Fox and Turner Broadcasting — and millions of fans.
In a market with fierce competition from a myriad of newspaper and television sites vying to be No. 1, Gannett chooses the sunny Tampa-St. Petersburg market as the online proving ground for its bold experiment in hyperlocal news sites.
Fox Broadcasting released its summer schedule, and it looks like it will be pretty much filled with new episodes of returning reality shows and repeats of scripted series.