This news channel reports and people have decided to watch ... a lot of people. FOX News Network operates the FOX News Channel, the leading 24-hour cable news station reaching more than 90 million US homes. It provides round-the-clock news coverage and commentary, including programs such as The O'Reilly Factor, featuring commentator Bill O'Reilly. FOX News also produces content distributed to TV affiliates of the FOX network and publishes news online; its FOX News Radio Network syndicates news to radio stations around the country. Launched by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox (formerly known as News Corporation) in 1996, the channel's less than tacit support of conservative politics has stirred both passion and criticism.
FOX News is a highly profitable part of Twenty-First Century Fox's television operation; it generates a substantial part of its revenue from carriage fees paid by cable and satellite system operators.
The network's growth and popularity is directly tied to its outspoken and sometimes controversial on-screen talent.