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New Fox in for Tubi claims WSJ

The ‘new Fox’ – led by CEO Lachlan Murdoch and borne out of the US$71 billion sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney – is said to be mulling a purchase of AVOD Tubi.  The Wall Street Journal said that a deal for the streamer which started life as ad-tech startup AdRise in 2010 is […]

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 […]

Fox brings trio of streaming apps to Samsung

Fox has launched its OTT services on Samsung smart TVs. Fox Now and Fox Sports launched on Friday, while Fox Nation will launch later this week. All three apps will be made available on 2017-19 Smart TV models.  The apps are already available for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Android […]

Big four American networks sue Locast

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have filed a lawsuit against Locast. Locast, founded by former DISH executive David Goodfriend, is a relatively new service that attempts to fill the gap for cord-cutters, offering access to local stations over the internet for 17 markets. The platform uses geolocation to ensure that viewers can only view stations […]

Three Democrat presidential candidates rally against Sinclair RSN deal

A trifecta of Democrat presidential hopefuls have issued an open letter to the FCC and Justice Department over Sinclair’s purchase of 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) from Disney. Disney was forced to sell off the channels as a part of its acquisition of Fox. The letter, signed by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of […]

Disney finalises Fox merger

Disney completes its US$71 billion acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox today, paving the way to create what chairman and CEO Bog Iger described as “the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.” Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox’s film production businesses Twentieth Century Fox, […]

Fox hires Gail Berman for ‘content development accelerator’ Sidecar

Fox Entertainment, the TV and programming arm of the new post-Disney sale Fox Corporation, is launching Sidecar, a new ‘content development accelerator’ that will be headed by Gail Berman. Sidecar, as its name is intended to convey, will sit side-by-side with Fox Entertainment and will be tasked with identifying and incubating programming both for the […]

Red Bee extends deal with Fox in the Middle East

Red Bee Media has extended its playout and media management services contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East. The new deal applies to the Fox, FoxMovies, StarMovies and StarWorld channels. For the first two of these, Red Bee will also provide global online distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store. Replacing satellite and […]

New on-demand service FOXNOW and National Geographic+ to launch in Spain

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has launched FOXNOW, the latest iteration of its VOD strategy, in Spain through an exclusive distribution agreement with Vodafone, with plans to follow up with a launch of the group’s new factual on-demand service National Geographic+. The launch on Vodafone’s network marks the debut of FOXNOW in Europe. The […]

Ampere: Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox to spend US$43bn on content in 2018

The mergers of Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox mean that two in every 10 dollars spent on content worldwide will be by one of these two companies, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm estimates that the combined content spend of the two merged players will reach US$43 billion (€38 billion) by the end of 2018 – […]

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