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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
Trade name
21st Century Fox
Public
Traded as
ISIN US90130A1016
US90130A2006
Industry Mass media
Fate Majority of assets sold to The Walt Disney Company; portions of assets sold to Comcast, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Yankee Global Enterprises; remaining assets spun off to Fox Corporation.
Predecessor News Corporation
Successors
  • Fox Corporation (U.S. broadcasting, news and national sports assets)
  • The Walt Disney Company (Entertainment assets, U.S. cable networks and international networks)
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group (U.S. regional sports assets)
Founded June 28, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-06-28)
Founder Rupert Murdoch
Defunct March 20, 2019; 18 months ago (2019-03-20)
Headquarters 1211 Avenue of the Americas,
New York City, New York
,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Rupert Murdoch (executive chairman)
  • Lachlan Murdoch (executive chairman)
  • James Murdoch (CEO)
  • Peter Rice (president)
Revenue Increase US$30.400 billion (2018)
Operating income
Decrease US$4.410 billion (2018)
Increase US$4.464 billion (2018)
Total assets Increase US$53.831 billion (2018)
Total equity Increase US$19.564 billion (2018)
Number of employees
22,400 (2018)
Divisions
Subsidiaries
  • Endemol Shine Group (50%)
  • Star India
  • Tata Sky (30%)
  • TrueX

21st Century Fox (Twenty-First Century Fox) was an American multinational mass media corporation.

It is one of two companies made from the 2013 split of News Corporation (founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979). 21st Century Fox has the broadcasting and movie assets and serves as the legal successor to News Corporation. The publishing assets were spun off to form News Corp at the same time. The split was so both companies operate under more "focused" management, which Murdoch claimed would "unlock" their true value.

Among the holdings of 21st Century Fox are Fox Entertainment Group. This owns the 20th Century Fox film studio and Fox television network. There are other assets, such as the pan-Asian pay channel operator Star India.

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company said that they would acquire a lot of 21st Century Fox's subsidiaries for $52 billion USD. This includes the 20th Century Fox studio and Fox's partnership with National Geographic. Some subsidiaries like Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox News Channel will still be a part of 21st Century Fox. The deal closed on March 20, 2019.

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