May 24, 2006 |
It was spy versus spy on TV Monday night. One's coming back next year, the other isn't. Fox won the last Monday of the 2005-06 season in the key "adults ages 18 to 49" demographic with the two-hour, fifth-season finale of "24." The drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as a gruff counterterrorism agent delivered a 5.4 rating/14 share in the demo, with 13.5 million total viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research.
February 19, 2005 |
A federal jury in Los Angeles on Friday acquitted a former Fox Cable Networks consultant of copyright infringement charges that alleged he illegally made movies and software available for downloading from the company's computer network. Kevin Sarna, 36, was the defendant in the first piracy-related case taken to trial by federal prosecutors in California. He could have faced as many as three years in prison.
May 15, 2004 |
The entertainment industry's crackdown on film piracy took a homegrown twist Friday as six former Fox Cable Networks employees and consultants were charged with illegally downloading pirated movies and software from a company computer server. The charges come six months after Fox Entertainment Group, the parent of 20th Century Fox, found illegal copies of several movies on the server, including Fox's "Daredevil" and "X2: X-Men United" as well as Warner Bros.'
December 5, 2002 |
News Corp.'s Fox Cable Networks Group plans to launch a new sports channel to appeal to teens and young men and compete against Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN2. The new channel, which will be available to about 2 million of the nation's 105 million households when it debuts next summer, will showcase extreme sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and motocross.
January 18, 2002 |
Fox television network stands to make $25 million or more a year by auctioning off its Saturday morning time periods to outside production companies. Industry observers worry that this is a dangerous precedent that could lead to a deterioration in program quality, especially if cash-strapped networks lease other poorly performing time periods to the highest bidder. Some worry that News Corp.
July 16, 2001 |
Summer in New York, and the kid was homesick--not for a burger from Tommy's or a chili dog from Pink's, but for Vin Scully and the Dodgers. Wall Street puts its rookies through a boot camp of its own, the hours dragging through the muggy days and late into the evenings. Slackers go home at midnight. But midnight in New York is 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, so Jeff Shell called one of his friends back home and asked him to tune in to Scully and put the telephone down, next to the radio.