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|Parent|| 20th Century Fox Television |
(Walt Disney Television)
|Subsidiaries||Lincolnwood Drive Inc.|
Twentieth Television, Inc. (stylized as 20th Television) is an American television syndicator, disturbutor and the distribution arm of 20th Century Fox Television, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million sq mi (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.93 million sq mi (10.2 million km2). With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
Twentieth Century Fox Television is a television-production studio owned by Walt Disney Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company. 20th Television is the syndication and distribution arm of 20th Century Fox Television.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.
20th Television distributes almost all programming from the television production unit and its subsidiaries and the motion picture studio's output (and their own subdivisions). It also owns programming from other production companies and studios they have acquired, including MTM Enterprises, most by Metromedia Producers Corporation, and most by New World Entertainment (including those by Four Star Television and Genesis Entertainment).
MTM Enterprises was an American independent production company established in 1969 by Mary Tyler Moore and her then-husband Grant Tinker to produce The Mary Tyler Moore Show for CBS. The name for the production company was drawn from Moore's initials.
Metromedia was an American media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956 to 1986 and controlled Orion Pictures from 1988 to 1997.
New World Pictures was an American independent production, distribution and multimedia company. It was founded in 1970 by Roger Corman as New World Pictures, Ltd.: a producer and distributor of motion pictures, eventually expanding into television production in 1984. New World eventually expanded into broadcasting with the acquisition of seven television stations in 1993, with the broadcasting unit expanding through additional purchases made during 1994.
The company also syndicates and/or co-syndicates product from partners such as Regency Television and Debmar-Mercury (until April 2019).The Lincolnwood Drive subsidiary of 20th Television has been used to produce the syndicated court series Divorce Court since the 2014-15 season, mainly for tax reasons.
Debmar-Mercury is a television syndication company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate, and was formed from a merger of Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment in 2006.
Divorce Court is an American nontraditional court show that revolves around settling the disputes of couples going through divorces. The current edition of Divorce Court premiered in September 1999, is conducted as an arbitration-based reality court show, and is presided over by Lynn Toler, a former municipal court judge from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The series is currently produced by Lincolnwood Drive, Inc. and distributed by 20th Television.
20th Television was formed in 1989 by Fox, Inc. (the News Corporation unit that oversaw 20th Century Fox at that time) in order to separate 20th Century Fox's television productions (which were previously handled by its 20th Century Fox Television division) from the movie studio in order to increase the latter's output.During this time, 20th Television and 20th Century Fox served as two of Fox's four main units, along with the Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Television Stations. Following a 1994 restructuring of Fox's television production companies, 20th Television was refocused on syndication and "non-traditional programs"; its network television division was moved back to 20th Century Fox and retook the 20th Century Fox Television name.
The original incarnation of News Corporation was an American multinational mass media corporation operated and owned by media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, headquartered in New York City. Prior to its split in 2013, it was the world's fourth-largest media group in terms of revenue, and News Corporation had become a media powerhouse since its inception, almost dominating the news, television, film and print industries.
The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American free-to-air television network that is a flagship property of the Fox Corporation. The network is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, with additional offices at the Fox Broadcasting Center and at the Fox Television Center in Los Angeles.
Fox Television Stations, LLC, is a group of television stations located within the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of the Fox Corporation.
In 1992, Greg Meidel became 20th Television's president serving until 1995. Meidel was president of MyNetworkTV when he add 20th Television president position to his responsibility in about 2009.
MyNetworkTV, is an American television network/syndication service that is owned by Fox Corporation, operated by its Fox Television Stations division, and distributed through the syndication structure of 20th Television. MyNetworkTV began operations on September 5, 2006 with an initial affiliate lineup covering about 96% of the country, most of which consisted of stations that were former affiliates of The WB and UPN that did not join the successor of those two networks, The CW. Under the ownership structure of Fox Corporation, the service is incorporated as a subsidiary company known as Master Distribution Service, Inc.
As part of the restructuring that stemmed from News Corporation spinning off its entertainment assets into 21st Century Fox, it was announced on July 8, 2013, that 20th Television will operate under the management of 20th Century Fox Television moving from under Fox Television Stations. As a result, the former company's president will now report to the latter's chairmen.After the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company on March 21, 2019, president Greg Meidel was laid off.
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., doing business as 21st Century Fox (21CF), was an American multinational mass media corporation that was based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was one of the two companies formed from the 2013 spin-off of the publishing assets of News Corporation, as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1980.
The acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company took place on March 20, 2019. Among other key assets, the acquisition included the 20th Century Fox film and television studios, U.S. cable/satellite channels such as FX, Fox Networks Group International, a 73% stake in National Geographic Partners, Indian television broadcaster Star India, and a 30% stake in Hulu. Immediately preceding the acquisition, 21st Century Fox spun off the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, and the Big Ten Network into the newly-formed Fox Corporation.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. is an American film studio that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. As a sister studio company of the larger fox film studio 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight specializes in North American production of independent, European, and British films alongside comedy-drama, horror, art-house, and foreign films, all of which the studio sometimes finances.
ABC Studios, a DBA of Touchstone Television Productions, LLC, is a television production studio under the Disney Television Studios unit of Walt Disney Television. ABC Studios was established as the Touchstone Television banner in 1985 and given its current name on May 28, 2007.
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Imagine Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
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Paramount Television is an American television production/distribution company, that is a division of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom.
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Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a division of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International that oversees international television assets that were acquired from 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. It produced and distributed 300 and more entertainment, film, sports and factual channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, using several brands, including Fox, National Geographic and BabyTV. Among their non-linear brands were Fox Play and Fox Plus. These brands reached over 1.725 billion households around the world.
Entertainment Studios, Inc. is a privately-held American media company based in Los Angeles. Owned and founded in 1993 by African-American comedian Byron Allen, the company was initially involved in the production and distribution of first-run television series for U.S. television syndication. Under the banner Entertainment Studios Networks, it also operates a group of digital cable and satellite channels, which broadcast a mix of original programs and the company's syndicated content.
Charlie Corwin is an American media executive and a producer of numerous movies and television series. He is the former CEO of Imagine Entertainment and former Co-Chairman and CEO of Endemol Shine Americas. His productions have been nominated for Academy awards, Golden Globes, Emmys and Spirit awards.
Marvel Television is a division of Marvel Entertainment, LLC in The Walt Disney Company conglomerate. The division is responsible for live-action and animated television shows and direct-to-DVD series. The division is based at affiliate ABC Studios' location. Most of the live-action shows produced by the division are set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films produced by Marvel Studios. The division also collaborates with 20th Century Fox in producing shows based on the X-Men franchise such as Legion and The Gifted.
Fox Television Animation, Inc. is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces animated television series, films, specials and other projects. It is a division of 20th Century Fox Television, ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Chernin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded and owned by former News Corporation president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin, also CEO and chairman of the company. Jenno Topping is the current Head of Film and Television, with David Ready serving as EVP of Film and Television. Kristen Campo is the EVP of television.
A Very Good Production is an American film and television production company founded by comedian, television host, actress Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. Television's Telepictures. It is known for producing the long-running series The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003–present).
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