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Fox News Parent Company to be called 21st Century Fox

Fox News and Fox Business will soon be part of a new company called 21st Century Fox, company chairman Rupert Murdoch announced today.

21st Century Fox will be the new name of the media and entertainment company created by the split of News Corp.: one company that is primarily a publisher, the other made up of TV and film entities. The name is a take on the film studio 20th Century Fox, which Murdoch acquired in 1985.

“21st Century Fox is a name that draws upon the rich creative heritage of our film studio, while also speaking to the innovation and dynamism that define all of our global media and entertainment businesses and will guide us into the future, said Murdoch, who will be Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox.

The new company will include FOX, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, FX, FXX, FS1, National Geographic Channels, and the 20th Century Fox film and television production studios as well as Shine Group.

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