Best Cheapest Companies To Buy For 2015: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX)
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., formerly News Corporation, incorporated on October 23, 2003, has a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay television and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. The Company is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, Fox Pan American Sports, MundoFox, STAR and 28 local television stations; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group. The Company also provides content to millions of subscribers through its pay-television services in Europe and Asia, including Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and its equity interests in BSkyB and Tata Sky.
Cable Network Programming
The Company's Cable Network Programming business includes Fox Networks, Big Ten Network, Big T en Network, Fox Business Network, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox International Channels, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Networks, FX Networks and Productions, MundoFox, National Geographic Channels, STAR India and YES Network. Fox Networks is a unit of Fox Networks Group (FNG) and includes 43 domestic programming services in which FNG holds interests. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information. FOX Deportes is a Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features soccer programming with coverage of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League, Barclays Premier League, Copa Bridgestone Libertadores, Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, American League Championship Series and World Series; Golden Boy Promotions Boxing, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to deli! vering breaking news, as well as political and business news. A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the distributed network. FOX International Channels (FIC) is the Companys international multi-media business. It develops, produces and distributes 300 wholly owned and majority owned entertainment, factual, sports, movie and lifestyle channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 44 languages. FOX Sports 1 is a national 24-hour multi-sport channel. Fox Sports Networks (FSN) is the provider of local sports.
FX Networks and Productions is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC),the Companys international multi-media business, and RCN, the Latin American television network and production company belonging to OrganizaciUn Ardila Llle (OAL). Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Nat ional Geographic channels the United States are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. Star India is a media and entertainment company operating nearly 40 channels in seven languages, including its flagship Star Plus. The YES Network is a regional sports network.
Filmed Entertainment business includes Twentieth Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 2000, Fox 21, Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Fox Home Entertainment, Fox International Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Television Studios and Shine Group. Twentieth Century Fox is a producers and distributors of motion picture. Twentieth Century Fox Television is a supplier of primetime television programming and entertainment content. Fox 2000 is a division of Twentieth Century Fox and the home of films such as LIFE OF PI, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, among others.
Fox 21 ! is a prod! uction company house d within Twentieth Century Fox Television. Fox Animation and! Blue Sky! Studios are Twentieth Century Fox's animation arm. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions, as well as all third party distribution partners. Fox International Productions is a division of Twentieth Century Fox that focuses on regional film productions in dozens of local marketplaces around the world. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for the United States broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters.
The Companys Television business includes Fox Broadcasting Network, Fox Sports, Fox Television Stations Group and MyNetworkTV. Fox Broadcasting Network is producers and distributors of motion pictures. FOX Sports is the flagship network of the FOX Sports Media Group. FOX Televisio n Stations is a network broadcast group, consist of 28 stations in 18 markets. MyNetworkTV is a broadcast programming service.
Direct Broadcast and Satellite TV
Direct Broadcast and Satellite TV business consists of BSkyB, Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. Sky operates the television service in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Sky Deutschland AG is a pay television company in Germany and Austria with over 3.4 million subscribers. Sky offers more than 70 channels with live sports, current films, television series, kids programs, and documentaries. Sky Italia is a pay- television platform in Italy, reaching almost five million subscribers.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Tim Beyers]
Soon audiences will get another look at Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, the sequel to 2009's disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine and part of the Marvel's mutant team of X-Men to which 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX! &nb! sp;) investors own the film rights. Even so, Fox's best comic book movie property might very well be an insane assassin named Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds played the character in Origins. Activision Blizzard has since teamed with High Moon Studios to create an intense, quip-laden, fourth-wall-breaking title featuring the character Marvel calls its "merc with a mouth." Gamers give it decent ratings on the Xbox and PS3 -- about 60 out of 100 according to data compiled by the ratings site Metacritic.
But now fans here at Fool.com and elsewhere want to see Deadpool in his own comic book movie, says Fool contributor Tim Beyers in the following video. So does Reynolds. He's said as much in public statements.
- [By Pato Kehoe] fully maneuvered the market for decades. This media conglomerate of film studio and television broadcasting not only shines through its domestic market presence, but has also sustained a competitive advantage in international waters via its broadcast satellite television entities. So, lets take a closer look at investment gurus Donald Yacktman and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)s recent share acquisition and decipher why its business model is one to be reckoned with.
Quality and Quantity United
Quality video content has continuously increased in value over the past years, and this firm has a made a point of following the money trail by producing and broadcasting an ample amount of high quality products. From award winning shows like Modern Family or The Simpsons, to its popular sports programming, Twenty-First Century Fox has constantly satisfied the market's thirst for entertainment. The News Corp (NWSA) spin-off, for one, was a highly beneficial strategy for this company, setting it apart as a pure-play entertainment firm. By concentrating resources and management on the cable network business and shaking off Rupert Murdochs print segment, the firm was able to boost its EBITDA growth as well as its return on capital (ROC). The current metri! cs of 28.! 80% and 154% respectively are quite impressive and will be highly beneficial for investors if they can be sustained.
In addition to this, advertisers have recently refocused on Fox, due to its popular news and sports programming. Since these are consumed in real time, they are less vulnerable to digital video recorders that skip commercial breaks. Also, the firms regional sports network holds local broadcasting rights for college sports, pro baseball and pro basketball teams, leaving it at a strong competitive advantage by creating entry barriers. These content contracts, that last several years before their renewal, establish Fox as the must-have channel for Pay-TV distrib
- [By Anders Bylund]
There's even a growing body of precedent for this kind of strategy. News Corp (NASDAQ: FOX ) just announced its intention to split into separate news and entertainment businesses, letting investors support the 20th Century Fox or News sides of the company. This move will "unlock the true value of both companies and their distinct assets," says News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Disney's (NYSE: DIS ) ESPN is the undisputed global brand when it comes to sports programming, but News Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXA ) (NASDAQ: FOX ) wants to challenge that next month when it introduces FOX Sports 1.
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