20th Century Fox is one of the major film studio operating in America. It's operations include production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite and cable broadcasting, the publication of newspapers, magazines, books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of digital broadcasting; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems; and the creation and distribution of popular on-line programming. It's film franchisee include X-Men, Rio, Star Wars, Die Hard, Ice Age, Predator; TV shows such as Batman, Family Guy, The X-Files, and 24. The studio was founded in 1935 the result of the merger of Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Pictures.