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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 – […]

Amazon ‘among bidders’ for Fox US sports networks

Amazon will be among the bidders for the 22 US regional sports networks to be sold off by Disney to secure regulatory approval for its takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment business, according to a report by CNBC. According to CNBC, citing unnamed sources, Amazon is bidding for all 22 networks, including a joint bid […]

YouSee launches SVOD services Nordisk Film+ and Fox+ in Denmark

Danish telco TDC, which operates TV services under the YouSee brand, has launched new Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Nordisk Film+ in Denmark along with Fox+, the streaming service from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. The Egmont Group-owned Nordisk Film service will offer a mix of Danish feature films combined with films from across the […]

New Fox becomes Fox

In what is likely to be the final shareholders meeting before selling off assets to Disney, ‘New Fox’ boss Lachlan Murdoch has revealed that the company will stick to its original ‘Fox’ name. During the meeting, Murdoch, who was temporarily joined by father Rupert Murdoch and brother James Murdoch, stated that Fox sans its 21stCentury […]

Fox makes more appointments ahead of Disney takeover

Fox, the company that will emerge after Disney completes it  US$71.3bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s key entertainment assets, has appointed its top government relations and corporate communications execs. Hope Hicks, who most recently served as White House communications director and director of strategic communications for president Donald Trump, has been appointed as Fox’s executive vice-president and […]

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