Dave Smyth

Syfy UK nabs new Exorcist

UK pay TV channel Syfy will broadcast 20th Century Fox Television’s series adaptation of seminal 1973 horror movie The Exorcist. NBCUniversal International Networks acquired the show, which was ordered to series in May at the Upfronts, for the channel from 20t Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is not a remake of the film of […]

Fox distribution chief Edwards to retire

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s international television president, Marion Edwards, is to retire at the end of this year, with a key lieutenant set to take her place. Gina Brogi, currently executive VP of worldwide pay television and subscription on-demand, will replace Edwards in January 2017. The pair have worked closely for significant period, and […]

Fox confirms Cornish successor

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has confirmed Dave Smyth will succeed managing director Steve Cornish, who is retiring after three decades. In May, TBI was first with the news Cornish (below right) would step down, with sources at the time saying Smyth (left) would step up to replace him. The 21st Century Fox-owned distribution business […]