20th Century Fox

Disney kills ‘Fox’ name for film, TV title still in limbo

Disney has removed the Fox name from any film studios inherited in last year’s US$71 billion acquisition, but no decisions have been made on any Fox TV networks. There was already some confusion, with the acquisition not including Fox News or the Fox broadcast network which remained part of Fox Corp. It is also believed […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

Samsung, 20th Century Fox, Panasonic partner on HDR10+

Samsung Electronics has partnered with 20th Century Fox and Panasonic Corporation to kick off an HDR10+ licensing and logo programme in January 2018. The companies will form a licensing entity that will start to license the HDR10+ platform to content companies, ultra-high definition TVs, Blu-ray disc players, set-top box manufacturers, and SoC vendors. HDR10+ is designed […]

Ericsson, Telstra, Fox partner on movie offering

Ericsson has partnered with the Fox Innovation Lab and Australian telco Telstra to trial a mobile app that will give users instant access to new-release movies from 20th Century Fox. The one-month pilot, which was announced today at Mobile World Congress, will see users receive notifications when movies that match their interests become available. They will […]

Ericsson joins 20th Century Fox’s Innovation Lab

Ericsson has joined 20th Century Fox’s Innovation Lab – an initiative that aims to raise the bar for next generation content and devices. Ericsson joins as a preferred global partner for the Innovation Lab, which brings together 20th Century Fox and technology companies to work towards “enhancing the viewing experience of content on all the […]

Netflix, Hulu and others to launch on Gear VR headset

Netflix and Hulu are among the major content partners that will launch apps for the forthcoming Samsung and Oculus-developed virtual reality headset, Gear VR. At the Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood, Oculus announced that it was bringing Netflix, Hulu, Twitch and Vimeo to the Gear VR, with TiVo, Facebook, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate also […]

Sunrise appoints 20th Century Fox exec as commercial chief

Swiss service provider Sunrise has appointed former 20th Century Fox executive Markus Naef as its new chief commercial officer, business. Naef, who became country manager of 20th Century Fox Switzerland in 2009 and has also managed the US film studio’s Russian operations since 2012, takes up his new role at Sunrise on September 1. He […]

Amazon partners with studios, programmers in 4K push

Amazon has revealed that it is working with major Hollywood studios and TV programmers, including Warner Bros, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox and Discovery as it looks to step up its 4K, Ultra HD online video efforts. Amazon’s vice-president of digital video and music, Bill Carr, said that customers are “excited about the future of 4K and the next evolution […]

A+E Networks appoints 20th Century Fox TV executive

A+E Networks has appointed 20th Century Fox’s European vice-president of sales for its TV distribution group, Denis Cantin, as VP and head of content sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cantin, who is due to take up his new role in the first quarter of 2014, will manage A+E Networks’ London-based EMEA […]