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Disney secures $66bn 21st Century 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 […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Fox secures The Gifted, Orville & more 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 (pictured) and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic […]

Star CEO to be new 21st Century Fox Asia boss

21st Century Fox has named the chairman and CEO of pay TV business Star India as its overall boss in Asia. Uday Shankar has been named president of 21st Century Fox Asia, effective immediately. The change means Fox Networks Group Asia president Zubin Gandevia now reports into Shankar, who has been placed in charge of […]

Anti-piracy group unites to combat threat

The Asian branches of companies such as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company banded together this week to initiate work against the threat of content piracy. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding illegal downloading and […]

Fox’s Freer replaces Hulu’s Sony-bound Hopkins

US streamer Hulu has appointed Fox Networks Group (FNG) chief Randy Freer has its new CEO, with the incumbent, Mike Hopkins (pictured), switching over to Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Hulu is experiencing its moment in the sun, having become the first SVOD service to win the Best Drama Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale, but Hopkins […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Fox’s Ford retires as Etheridge exits

Jeff Ford, one of the most familiar faces in UK and international TV, is retiring, with the separate exit of Toby Etheridge sparking a rejig at Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa. Ford is stepping down from his posts as managing director of FNG UK and senior VP of original content for Europe and […]

Fox buys CBS, Newen shows for Europe

Fox Networks Group Europe has acquired scripted programming including a pair of new season CBS dramas and crime series from Newen Group. One deal with CBS Studios International hands Fox Networks Group Iberia exclusive basic pay TV rights in Spain to elite soldier drama SEAL Team and Alan Cumming procedural Instinct. “SEAL Team and Instinct […]

Peter Rice upped to 21st Century Fox president

Peter Rice has been promoted to president of global media giant 21st Century Fox. He was previously chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), and has worked with the Murdoch media empire since 1989 when he joined as intern. Rice (pictured) will keep his FNG roles, which already see him working closely with Fox […]

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