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Netflix poaches Fox exec for theatrical distribution

Netflix has hired a 20th Century Fox distribution exec as director of theatrical distribution. Spencer Klein, who most recently served as EVP and general sales manager for 20th Century Fox, will oversee the theatrical roll-out of the streamer’s awards contenders, such as Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. He will report into Netflix’s head of film Scott […]

Report: Disney preps ‘digital locker’ service with studios

The Walt Disney Company has reportedly partnered with major Hollywood movie studios on a new ‘digital locker’ service that will let users watch purchased films across different devices. According to Bloomberg, the Movies Anywhere offering could be announced as early as this week and includes participation from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. […]

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 […]

Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of classic TV

Hulu is set to add near 3,000 episodes of classic shows after expanded agreements with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The US streaming service will add hit comedies, dramas and iconic series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Glee. Some shows have been added and others will follow in coming weeks. The […]

A+E adds ex-Fox exec to run History Japan

A+E Networks has appointed former Fox and Liberty Media exec John Flanagan as general manager of The History Channel Japan Corp (THCJ). Flanagan replaces Asia Ireton, who has held the role since 2013. Flanagan comes from London-based gift card retailer Blackhawk Networks, where he was president and representative director of Japan and South Korea. However, […]

MWC: Ericsson, Telstra, Fox test streaming service

Ericsson has partnered with the Fox Innovation Lab and Australian telco Telstra to trial a mobile app that will give users instant access to new-release movies from 20th Century Fox. The one-month pilot, which was announced today at Mobile World Congress, will see users receive notifications when movies that match their interests become available. They […]

Ericsson boosts Nuvu with Fox film deal

Ericsson has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to license feature films for its subscription video-on-demand service Nuvu. The exclusive, multi-year output deal includes 20th Century Fox-produced titles and global film franchises and covers sub-Saharan Africa and multiple languages. Titles include The Maze Runner, The Devil Wears Prada, Dawn of the Planet […]

Disney, Fox veteran joins toon house in IP push

A former animation studio chief at Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. has joined Singapore’s One Animation to spearhead a push into original content creation, TBI has learned. Industry veteran John McKenna will oversee One’s current slate, which comprises Oddbods and Insectibles, and look at developing new multiplatform IP. “Development is my key priority,” he told […]

Turner takes Stars Wars TV rights

Turner has snagged the US TV rights to the Star Wars franchise and the movies will play on its TNT and TBS cable nets. The deal, which Turner struck with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox, gives TNT and TBS exclusive basic cable rights to 10 movies including the network premiere of last […]