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Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands

Disney is closing 18 linear networks in Asia as it focuses its attention on nascent streamer Disney+. Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life and FX will all be shuttered in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in October, less than three years since the Mouse House acquired them through its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Kids networks […]

Fox AVOD Tubi to produce original programming

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. It has also […]

NFL close to US$100 billion broadcast deal

The NFL’s next domestic rights deal could exceed US$100 billion, cementing the league’s position as the most lucrative in all of sports. According to the New York Post, the NFL is in the process of discussing TV rights deals with its partners, with the next set of agreements potentially lasting 10 years. While this would […]

Tubi launches Kids app on iOS

Ad-supported streamer Tubi, which was acquired by Fox in March for US$440 million, is launching its kids app to iOS devices. Tubi Kids offers over 1,200 age-appropriate movies and TV shows in what equates to over 5,000 hours of content, for free. Highlights include movies such as Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of TinTin, Norm of […]

New Fox to acquire Tubi for US$440 million

Fox Corp – the ‘new Fox’ headed up by Lachlan Murdoch and born out of the US$71 billion Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox – has announced a deal to acquire AVOD Tubi in an attempt to break into the streaming market. Fox will pay approximately US$440 million, with the company saying that the deal […]

New Fox in for Tubi claims WSJ

The ‘new Fox’ – led by CEO Lachlan Murdoch and born 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 […]

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