January 1, 1996 |
Perhaps it's merely an example of refusing to see the glass as anything but half full, or maybe it's a little white lie to save face and justify the fact that they spend far more time together than they do with their wives. But Jeff Greenstein and Jeff Strauss insist that they are still happy, despite having gone almost overnight from writing one of the hottest shows on TV to one of the coldest.
October 13, 2004 |
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed to fine 169 Fox television stations a total of $1.18 million for violating decency standards when they aired an episode of "Married by America." The FCC said it sought to fine the stations $7,000 each for airing in April 2003 an episode of the unscripted matchmaking program that showed sexually explicit and graphic scenes at a time when children were likely to be watching.
June 3, 2004 |
A company controlled by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has purchased Fox Entertainment Group's 40% interest in Staples Center, paving the way for work to begin on a massive $1-billion addition to the area surrounding the arena. The deal, estimated at about $200 million, gives Anschutz's entertainment and development company, AEG, greater control of the downtown arena and surrounding 28 acres. It plans to build a 4-million-square-foot development called L.A.
March 22, 2005 |
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. persuaded Fox Entertainment Group Inc. minority holders to accept $6.6 billion for their stock, giving him full control of assets including Fox News Channel and the 20th Century Fox film studio. Fox's investors will get $36.72 a share in News Corp. nonvoting shares for their stock, based on Friday's closing prices. Minority investors held 178.4 million shares, or 18%, in Fox, and will get 2.04 News Corp. shares for each one of Fox.
November 24, 1999 |
Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday that his Fox Television Network became the victim of its own ambition this fall when it staggered the release of its slate of new programs, most of which then sank in the ratings. "We were too ambitious in trying to develop too many new shows all in one year and in launching them over a longer period," Murdoch told the first annual shareholders meeting of Fox Entertainment Group, controlled by Murdoch's News Corp. "Our strategy did not work this year."
November 16, 1999 |
In a restructuring that brings its network entertainment unit and television studio under one executive, Fox Entertainment Group has promoted Sandy Grushow to chairman of the newly formed Fox Television Entertainment Group. Grushow will oversee both Fox Entertainment, which programs the broadcast network, and Twentieth Century Fox Television, the prime-time television studio.