Fox Entertainment Group

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Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
Subsidiary of 21st Century Fox
Industry Film, television
Founded 1985; 31 years ago (1985)
Headquarters Fox Plaza, Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Jim Gianopulos, Chairman, CEO
Products Motion pictures, Television programs
Revenue Increase $13.28 billion USD (2012)
Increase $3.3 billion USD (2012)
Increase $4.98 billion USD (2012)
Number of employees
12,100 (2012)
Parent 21st Century Fox

Fox Entertainment Group, Inc is an American entertainment industry 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 chaired and owned by the Australian-American 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.[1][2]

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.[3]


The 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, which launched in October 1986, as well as 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 20th Century Fox.

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.[4] 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.[5] On October 24, 2001, the sale was completed.[6]

In September 2013, Fox Networks divided FX into two channels, with the new channel FXX leaning toward comedy shows and targeting younger viewers.[7]

Corporate divisions and subsidiaries[edit]

Motion picture[edit]

Television production and distribution[edit]

Television stations[edit]

Television broadcast network[edit]

Broadcast syndication service[edit]

Cable network programming[edit]

Fox Networks Group[edit]

FX Networks[edit]
Fox News Group[edit]
National Geographic[edit]

Fox Sports Media Group[edit]

Fox Latin America[edit]


Film series[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
Cheaper by the Dozen 1950-2005
Planet of the Apes 1968-present
Star Wars 1977-2005 Rights transferred to Disney
Alien 1979-present
The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980-1989
Predator 1987-present
Die Hard 1988-present
Big Momma's House 2000-2011
X-Men 2000-present
Ice Age 2002-present
Fantastic Four 2005-present
Night at the Museum 2006–2014
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007-present co production with Bagdasarian Productions & Regency Enterprises
Taken 2008-present co-production with EuropaCorp
Avatar 2009-present
Percy Jackson 2010-present
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2010-2012

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "News Corp confirms plan to split the media giant". BBC News. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "News Corp. Will Use Fox Name as Breakup Proceeds". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Finke, Nikki; Fleming Jr., Mike (2012-09-14). "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. 
  4. ^ "Fox Family Worldwide Inc". Saban. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  5. ^ "News Corp. and Haim Saban Reach Agreement to Sell Fox Family Worldwide to Disney for $5.3 Billion". saban. July 23, 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Haim Saban". Saban. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  7. ^ Lafayette, Jon (2013-01-21). "Fox Doubling Down on FX In a Bet on Cable Nets". Broadcasting & Cable. p. 4. 

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