Some shareholders resistant to Fox Corp/News Corp merger, claim reports

A key shareholder in Fox Corp and News Corp has reportedly expressed its doubts about the Murdoch family’s plans to reunite the two leading media firms. The reports started with the Wall Street Journal, which is part of the News Corp empire. According to insiders, Independent Franchise Partners, which controls sizeable stakes in both firms, […]

Fox Sports renews Formula 1 relationship in Mexico

Fox Sports Mexico has extended its partnership with racing circuit Formula 1 for three additional years until 2025. The decision closely follows the news that F1 will continue to hold a Grand Prix in Mexico City until at least the 2025 season. Ian Holmes, director of content and rights, Formula 1, said: “Mexico is a […]

Fox chief praises ‘breathtaking’ performance at Tubi

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch used the company’s latest results update to praise the impressive momentum of AVOD platform Tubi. Describing the platform’s growth as “breath-taking”, he said its revenues for Q1 2023 were up around 30% year on year to $165m. “This is the first time Tubi revenue has surpassed the advertising revenue generated […]

Murdoch clan consider reuniting Fox Corp and News Corp

Reports have emerged that media mogul Rupert Murdoch and son Lachlan are exploring the idea of reuniting News Corp and Fox Corp, the two companies the Murdoch family controls. A merger between the two would reverse the 2013 decision to split the two – though since then Fox has sold a range of assets to […]

Tubi gets Gordon as streamer launches channel for celebrity chef

Fox-owned FAST operator Tubi has announced the launch of a new channel dedicated to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The Gordon Ramsay channel features episodes from the personality’s series including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef and Masterchef Junior. Starting in September, the channel’s offering will expand to include Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay’s […]

Vice launches FAST channel on Tubi

Vice Distribution, the sales arm of Vice Media Group, has launched its FAST channel on Fox’s AVOD streamer Tubi. The new partnership includes 200 hours of programming from across Vice made available on Tubi for the first time and comes a year after the youth-skewing firm launched VICE FAST. Bea Hegedus, global head of distribution […]

VIZIO launches Jump Ads cross-platform viewing solution

VIZIO has announced a new cross-platform viewing solution designed to bridge the gap between linear TV and streaming services. The company has introduced a beta programme for its new solution called Jump Ads, which gives  participating programmers and brands the ability to present an interactive overlay at the conclusion of linear TV shows. This can […]

AVOD Tubi comes to LG smart TVs

Fox-owned ad-supported streaming service Tubi has now launched on LG smart TVs. The streamer is available via LG’s webOS smart TV platform in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia. This is the latest platform launch for Tubi, which is available on 29 different platforms – a feat which the streamer claims is more than any […]

Yahoo and Tubi extend SSP partnership

Yahoo has extended its partnership with Fox-owned AVOD service Tubi. The extended partnership will build on Yahoo and Tubi’s supply-side (SSP) relationship, and offer Yahoo demand-side platform (DSP) advertisers direct access to Tubi’s AVOD content library. Yahoo’s unified advertising technology stack, facilitates buy and sell-side capabilities as well as an exchange. DSP customers will now […]

Free streamer Locast suspends operations following court ruling

US streaming platform Locast has suspended all operations following a Manhattan federal court ruling.  The platform promised to make local broadcasts – those which are already broadcast free-to-air – freely available to stream online. It used a legal exemption in copyright law to re-transmit local broadcasts and put them online. While legal via a technicality, […]

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