Fox News ( known as the Fox News Channel, usually abbreviated to FNC) is a United States pay TV news channel held by the Fox News Group, a part of Fox. The channel airs primarily from studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Fox News is produced in 86 countries or abroad territories worldwide, with global broadcasts featuring Fox Extra segments while ad breaks.
The channel was founded by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who chose former Republican Party media adviser and CNBC executive Roger Ailes as founding CEO. It started on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable network subscribers. Fox News expanded during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the ruling subscription news network in the US. As of February 2015, about 94,700,000 US households (81.4% of television subscribers) get Fox News. Murdoch is the current executive officer, Suzanne Scott is the CEO.
Fox News has been labeled as practicing biased reporting in support of the Republican Party, the George W. Bush and Donald Trump, and conservative faiths. Critics have called the channel as harmful to the honor of news overall. Fox News workers have said that news reporting works independently of its opinion and commentary programming, and have dismissed preference in news reporting, while former employees have said that Fox commanded them to “bend the news in support of conservatives.