US DoJ set to probe Disney-WBD-Fox sports streamer plan

The US Department of Justice is to probe the joint sports streaming platform that Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery and Fox plan to establish in the US, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, the DoJ is concerned that the trio’s joint project could negatively impact consumers, sports leagues and rivals. Bloomberg said […]

ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros. Discovery form joint US sports streaming platform

In a landmark deal, media giants, Disney’s ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros. Discovery have banded together to form a jointly run sports streaming hub in the US which will combine the companies’ portfolios of sports rights under one single offering. The streaming powerhouse will host a range content from major sport leagues and competitions, including […]

Tubi appoints David Salmon to head international operations ahead of UK launch

Fox’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into the UK and has landed the former chief technology officer at Endeavor Streaming as its EVP & MD of international. David Salmon will be based out of the UK and reports to Tubi CEO Anjali Sud, who joined following a stint at Vimeo in September. Salmon had been […]

Disney rebrands Fox channels in the Balkans to Star

Disney has rebranded its portfolio of Fox channels in south-eastern Europe using the Star brand. The four channels formerly marketed under the Fox name will now be known as Star Channel, Staf Life, Star Crime and Star Movies. The channels are available in in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo […]

Rupert Murdoch makes way for Lachlan at Fox and News Corp

Fox Corporation and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch is to step down from his roles at both companies. Murdoch, who is 92, will step back from day-to-day oversight to become chairman emeritus, handing control to his eldest son Lachlan Murdoch, who becomes chairman of News Corp and exec chair & CEO at Fox. The elder […]

Fox turns to Zixi for delivery of affiliates to vMVPDs

Fox Corporation has tapped technology outfit Zixi to provide its video-over-IP technology for the initial delivery of channels from its 190 local affiliates to virtual MVPD partners across the US. The Zixi Broadcaster for broadcast quality live video delivery and ZEN Master and the Intelligent Data Platform (IDP) for system management, orchestration and monitoring have […]

Fox Corp names Mike Mulvihill president of insights & analytics

Fox Sports executive Mike Mulvihill has been named president of insights and analytics at Fox Corporation. In this new role, Mulvihill will oversee the research, analytics and strategic planning teams across Fox Sports, Fox Entertainment and Tubi. He will continue to report to Mark Silverman, president & COO of Fox Sports, while also reporting to […]

Tubi or not Tubi? Fox receives offers of $2billion for AVOD platform

Fox Entertainment CEO Lachlan Murdoch has been turning down offers of more than $2bn for the company’s AVOD platform Tubi, according to a report from business news provider Bloomberg. Would-be buyers haven’t been named, but the report claims there have been multiple offers for the platform, which Fox acquired for $440m in 2020. While a […]

Rupert Murdoch scraps proposed Fox Corp, News Corp merger

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has shelved a proposal to merge Fox Corp and News Corp, having concluded that such a move is “not optimal” for shareholders. Murdoch and his son Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corp, first raised the prospect of bringing the two companies together last October. But some major shareholders were not convinced […]

MLS signs Fox deal in the US, but 26-year relationship with Disney is over

Major League Soccer in the US has announced a series of new four-year linear TV agreements (2023-2026) with FOX Sports (FOX/FS1/FOX Deportes) and TelevisaUnivision (Univision/UNIMÁS/TUDN) in the US, and TSN & RDS in Canada. MLS stressed that the new North American agreements “complement the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple starting next year”. That ground-breaking […]

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