Fox Broadcasting Company

  1. News Corp Veteran David Hill to Oversee 'American Idol,' 'X Factor': Sources

    June 07, 2013 3:13 AM EDT It looks as if the dust is starting to settle over at Fox. Following the high-profile departure of alternative programming head Mike Darnell on May 24, a highly placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the network has appointed one of its ...

  2. Suzette Millo Named VP of Content Strategy at MundoFox

    January 24, 2013 10:55 PM EST MundoFox, the new Spanish-language network launched last August, has named Suzette Millo VP of content strategy. Millo will be responsible for analysis and support of the network's programming from inception to air, including strategic evalua ...

  3. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  4. Exclusive: David Renzer, Former UMPG Chairman/CEO, Named Saban Capital Group's Pres. Music Ventures

    August 06, 2012 7:00 AM EDT David Renzer, who previously headed up the Universal Music Publishing Group as chairman/CEO, has resurfaced in music publishing with a deep-pocket backer the Saban Capital Group, a private investment firm established by Haim Saban. The Renzer and ...

  5. Fox Executive: 'American Idol' Could Last for 17 Seasons

    May 31, 2012 8:38 PM EDT A top News Corp. executive told an investor conference Thursday that Fox's "American Idol" could last for up to 17 seasons and said the network is optimistic that it can stop its ratings decline. Speaking at the Nomura 2nd annual U. ...

  6. 'Glee' Moves to Thursday; Britney Spears, Demi Lovato 'X Factor' Announcement Expected

    May 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT "Glee" is being moved to Thursday from Tuesdays where it will follow "The X Factor" in the fall and "American Idol" in the spring. 'Glee' Music Honcho Adam Anders Responds to Gotye's Cover Criticism Fox ...

  7. NBC Moves 'The Voice' to the Fall

    May 13, 2012 2:46 PM EDT NBC is moving "The Voice" to the fall schedule for its third season, where it stands to benefit from NFL promotions and comparisons to Fox's "X Factor." The network is still ranked fourth but showing promise thanks to &quo ...

  8. Exclusive: Andrew W.K. To Star In New Myspace Series

    March 13, 2012 8:21 AM EDT Let's Big Happy - Trailer 1 Let's Big | Myspace Video Fox Digital Entertainment and Myspace will announce today (March 13) a scripted web series starring Andrew W.K. designed to expose bands to larger audiences in a setting not seen in o ...

  9. 'The X Factor' Renewed for Second Season

    November 02, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the green-light on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." ...

  10. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Janet Jackson, CBS in Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Case

    November 02, 2011 3:47 PM EDT A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld its finding that the Federal Communications Commissions acted improperly in fining CBS over the fleeting exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A three-judge pa ...

  11. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  12. 'X-Factor' Airtimes Announced; Is Two and a Half Hours a Week Too Much?

    May 16, 2011 11:01 AM EDT Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning this fall the network announced Monday morning. An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Factor&quo ...

  13. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  14. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

  15. 'American Idol' Ratings Down 13 Percent From Last Year's Premiere

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Initial ratings show interest is down in "American Idol" and its new team of judges. The Nielsen Co. says 26.2 million people saw the two-hour season premiere Wednesday night of television's most popular show. That's down 13 pe ...

  16. 'Glee' Returns With Huge Ratings Win

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox's pop TV phenomena "Glee" exploded in the ratings Tuesday night. The season two debut of "Glee" delivered 12.3 million viewers and a 5.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That's up a whopping 20% from its premiere ...

  17. Report: Jennifer Lopez Inks $12 Mil 'Idol' Deal

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez has sealed a one-year deal valued at around $12 million to become a judge on Fox hit show "American Idol," according to reports. A deal would allow Lopez to be at the auditions of the new season of "Idol," which ...

  18. 'Idol' Back-Up Plan: Shania Twain

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the "American Idol" judge selection process continues, sources tell TMZ that a deal to bring Jennifer Lopez on board isn't dead yet, but country star Shania Twain is a potential back-up. Twain had a successful appearance this pas ...

  19. Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Policy

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy is unconstitutionally vague and could create a chilling effect beyond "fleeting expletives" heard on broadcasts, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday in a major win for broadcast ...

  20. 'American Idol' Ratings Down, But Ad Sales Seen Up

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox television heads into the year's biggest advertisement sales period later this month with questions about the future of its ratings champ "American Idol," but a better economy, among several factors, should buoy the show's ...

  21. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  22. Bilingual Network LATV Expands

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual network LATV has signed an affiliate deal with Sacramento, Calif.'s, KTXL (Fox 40) to broadcast on the local channel's digital spectrum. It is LATV's fourth Tribune Broadcasting affiliate and its 35th digital multicast aff ...

  23. FCC Appeals Janet Jackson Case To Supreme Court

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST The FCC last week appealed a ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, saying that court was wrong to throw out the case and a $550,000 fine against CBS Corp. in July. The appellate court cited the FCC practice of not consid ...

  24. Fox Stations To Preview 'Wendy Williams'

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fox Television Stations and Debmar-Mercury have partnered up for a six-week preview of "The Wendy Williams Show. Starting July 14, the sneak peek will be available on the Fox-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Dallas (KDFW ...

  25. Supreme Court To Hear Broadcast Indecency Case

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from America's major broadcast networks that questions the FCC's ability to fine broadcasters for so-called "fleeting expletives" heard during live broadcasts. The highest court said this ...

  26. Google Enters Ad Pact With News Corp.

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant to pay media company $900 million. Google will pay News Corp. $900 million to provide search and advertising services for MySpace and over a dozen other Fox Interactive controlled sites. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Goog ...

  27. 'American Idol' Beats Grammys In Ratings

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammys pulled 17.6M viewers, 'Idol' 28.3M. The pros on display during Wednesday's Grammy Awards telecast were no match for the amateurs competing on Fox's "American Idol." CBS' live 8-11 PM Grammy Awards coverag ...

  28. Scene & Heard

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though the July 9 opening of Fox's "Fantastic Four" bucked a 19-weekend downward trend in box-office sales, there seems to be little hope of the same resurgence for this year's summer movie soundtrack Though the July 9 opening ...

  29. Hookstratten To Head Fox Net Distribution

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcasting. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcast ...

  30. Fox Unites International, Domestic Fronts

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fox is uniting its international and domestic home entertainment units in an effort to strengthen its presence in the global retail marketplace, the company announced April 28. The worldwide division LOS ANGELES -- Fox is uniting its international ...

  31. Smut Task Force Nears Report

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary recommendations to curb smut on the airwaves in the summer. LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary ...

  32. FCC Knocks Out Indecency Complaints

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. In one matter, the FCC considered complaints regarding ...

  33. News Corp. Offers To Buy Remaining Fox Stock

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., moving to regain full control of its majority-owned Fox television properties, is offering to buy the remaining publicly held shares of Fox Entertainment Group Inc. for ab NEW YORK (AP) -- Rupert Murdoch's Ne ...

  34. Fox TV Seeks to Void Indecency Fines

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fox Broadcasting Co. and 155 Fox televisions stations on Dec. 3 urged U.S. communications regulators to rescind their proposed $1.18 million fine for airing allegedly indecent content on the "Married WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Fox Broadcas ...

  35. Networks Puzzle Over FCC Indecency Calls

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to regulate indecency on broadcast TV drew sharp criticism during a gathering of the networks' entertainment chiefs. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communication Commission ...

  36. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran TORONTO -- Cinram International has signed exc ...

  37. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran Cinram International has signed exclusive, mul ...

  38. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran Cinram International has signed exclusive, mul ...

  39. Anchor Bay, Fox Ink Distribution Deal

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anchor Bay Entertainment DVDs has forged a distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Under the long-term deal, Fox will also handle duplication and manufacturing services for An Anchor Bay Entertainment DVDs has forged a dis ...

  40. 20th Century Fox Sues U.K. Video Retailers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and sister company 20th Century Fox Film Corp. have launched a legal battle against three individuals over videos of the movie "X-Men 2." LONDON -- Film distributor 20th Century Fox Ho ...

  41. Ex-Fox Employee Believed Linked To Piracy Ring

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former Fox Cable employee has been implicated in an online piracy ring run from studio compuers. Last month, the U.S. Secret Service searched the Los Angeles home of former Fox Cable employee Lisa Y A former Fox Cable employee has been implicate ...

  42. Ex-Fox Employee Believed Linked To Piracy Ring

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former Fox Cable employee has been implicated in an online piracy ring run from studio compuers. Last month, the U.S. Secret Service searched the Los Angeles home of former Fox Cable employee Lisa Y A former Fox Cable employee has been implicate ...

  43. 'Idol' Gives Fox New High

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. ...

  44. Warner Bros. To Release 'O.C.' Albums

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records and Fox have inked a deal to issue a series of albums based on the network's popular TV series "The O.C." The first project will come out March 30; subsequent releases will street Warner Bros. Records and Fox ha ...

  45. 'Idol' Season Bows With Huge Ratings

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The third edition of the talent-contest franchise premiered to 28.2 million viewers overa ...