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Disney secures US$66bn Fox entertainment takeover

The Walt Disney Company has secured a US$66 billion deal that hands it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, marking a seismic moment in recent entertainment history. The deal effectively brings to an end Rupert Murdoch’s long career in entertainment media empire building, though he retains control of News Corp, which is […]

Fox Networks Group secures 20th Century Fox content for Nordics

Fox Networks Group has signed a new multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to secure exclusive content for Fox in Norway, Finland and Sweden alongside enhanced on-demand rights. The deal will see new shows including X-Men universe series The Gifted, sci-fi series The Orville and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic viewers […]

Disney may make Murdoch CEO if Fox deal goes through

The Walt Disney Company is giving serious thought to appointing James Murdoch as its next CEO, providing the Mouse House closes a deal for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment arm. According to a report in the Financial Times, current Fox CEO Murdoch and his father, Rupert Murdoch, could take “senior roles” at Disney if its takeover […]

Fox Networks Europe & Africa launches Nat Geo on-demand service

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

Fox takes streaming service to Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia has hooked up with pay platform Now TV to launch its streaming service in Hong Kong. Now TV subscribers will get exclusive access to Fox+ in the Chinese territory, with non-subscribers offered a free trial period and a subsequent HK$188 monthly fee. The service has been made widely available in Europe […]

Fox taps Ericsson for Middle East broadcast services

Ericsson has agreed an exclusive multi-year contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East to provide playout, media management and global distribution services for three new HD channels. The channels – Fox Crime, Fox Life and Fox Rewayat – launched last month and are broadcast from Ericsson’s broadcast and media services hub in Abu Dhabi. The […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Netflix, Fox+, UFA for EntertainTV

Deutsche Telekom is adding Ultra HD support and direct access to Netflix to its EntertainTV offering, along with a raft of new content from the likes of Fox. Deutsche Telekom’s new Ultra HD-ready MR 401 media receiver will provide EntertainTV customers with direct access to Netflix following its launch this autumn, with the release accompanying […]

Fox entertainment president steps down

Fox entertainment president David Madden is stepping down, with reports claiming that he may be heading to AMC. US new stories suggest that he is in negotiations to replace AMC’s former president of original programming, Joel Stillerman, who left in May for a role at Hulu. Michael Thorn, the 20th Century Fox executive VP of […]

Fox faces Sky delay as government calls on Ofcom to look at ‘new evidence’

The UK government has said that submissions made in relation to 21st Century Fox’s planned acquisition of Sky “raise new evidence” and has asked media regulator Ofcom to take a fresh look at the deal. The UK department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) said a number of representations made to it “raise new […]

Fox debuts on-demand service in France

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has today launched its authenticated on-demand service in France. A deal with local affiliate partner Canal+ will see the VOD service becoming the latest to get Fox’s branded digital video product. Fox Play will stream through TV, mobile, tablet and web, and allows for offline viewing, and is offered […]