Beautifully engraved hard to find stock certificate from the Fox Entertainment Group, Inc
issued in 2002. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the Fox Entertainment Logo. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers including K. Rupert Murdoch as Chairman.
Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., owned by The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS), is principally engaged in the development, production and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programs, television broadcasting and cable network programming. Fox has total assets as of December 31, 2001 of approximately US$24.0 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$9 billion. The Company's studios, production facilities and film and television library provide high-quality creative content, and the Company's broadcasting and cable networks provide extensive distribution platforms for the Company's programs.
The company, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, is one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world. Fox Entertainment produces, develops, and distributes motion pictures (X2: X-Men United) and television shows (24, The Simpsons, American Idol) through its various filmed entertainment operations. It also owns the FOX Broadcasting Company, which operates 35 TV stations across the US, 34% of DIRECTV parent The DIRECTV Group, and FOX Cable Networks (including FX). In addition, the company owns FOX Sports Net, which has interests in regional cable sports channels.
FNC presents a variety of programming, with up to 15 hours of live broadcasting per day in addition to programming and content for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Most programs are broadcast from Fox News headquarters in New York City (at 1211 Avenue of the Americas), in its streetside studio on Sixth Avenue in the west wing of Rockefeller Center, sharing its headquarters with sister channel Fox Business Network. Fox News Channel has seven studios at its New York City headquarters that are used for its and Fox Business' programming: Studio B (used for Fox Business programming), Studio D (which has an area for studio audiences; and is used by The Five and Outnumbered), Studio E (used for Fox & Friends, Happening Now, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Red Eye, and certain editions of America's News HQ), Studio G (which houses Fox Business shows), Studio H (Fox News Deck used for Shepard Smith Reporting and breaking news coverage), Studio J (used for Fox & Friends First, America's Newsroom, The Real Story, The Kelly File, Hannity and Justice with Judge Jeanine) and the Web Studio (used for Fox News Live internet shows).
The remaining programs (such as Special Report with Bret Baier, On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren, and editions of America's News HQ not broadcast from the New York City studios) are broadcast from Fox News's Washington, D.C. studio, located on Capitol Hill across from Union Station in a secured building shared by a number of other television networks (including NBC News and C-SPAN). Audio simulcasts of the channel are aired on XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.