Family Guy

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 […]

Fox promotes Gabay to new comedy post

Fox has promoted Jonathan Gabay to senior vice president of comedy development and programming. Gabay was formerly vice president of comedy development and programming. In his new position, he will be responsible for helping drive development efforts for the network’s comedy slate. He will report to Suzanna Makkos, Fox’s executive vice president of comedy development […]

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 […]

In-demand charts: Czech Republic (12-18 June 2016)

Ahead of the Brexit vote in the UK, which could lead to the biggest change in the European Union in many years, our chart from another part of Europe reveals some familiar television viewing patterns. As with Poland (May 29-June 4), House of Cards and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand series in our […]

Fox order Seth MacFarlane comedy drama

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a 13-episode live-action comedy-drama from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The series, currently untitled, is set for the 2017-18 season and will be set 300 years in the future following the motley crew of a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet”. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with MacFarlane […]

Over 30% of US Netflix viewers not paying

A large proportion of US consumers watching content on Netflix are not paying subscribers, using the account of a friend or family member, according to new research. Survata is conducting a 5,000-sample survey of Netflix users, looking at what they are watching, and how they access the service. It found that as of mid-March, 56% […]

ITV revamps online offering with ITV Hub

UK broadcaster ITV is due to replace its ITV Player catch-up service and website with a new digital destination for all its TV channels and online services. Due to launch later this year, ITV Hub will put live TV channel streaming “at the heart” of the new service, in a bid to offer a […]

Asian Netflix rival raises $30m

A new Southeast Asian SVOD service has raised US$30 million as it rolls out across the region. iflix, which claims to offer thousands of hours of entertainment content, secured the funding in a round led by international investment firm Catcha Group – which co-founded the initiative with Evolution Media Capital – and leading Philippines telecoms […]

Family Guy moving to BBC Two pre-ITV

American animated sitcom Family Guy will switch from BBC Three to BBC Two in the UK before moving to commercial channel ITV in 2017. BBC Two and BBC Four controller Kim Shillinglaw made the announcement last night at a preview event, during which she also revealed new programmes from the likes of Sue Perkins, Nigella […]

BBC loses Family Guy to rival ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has swiped free TV rights to Fox animated comedy Family Guy from pubcaster the BBC. Under a multi-year pact with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Seth MacFarlane-created series Family Guy (pictured), American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown will go out on comedy and young adult-skewed ITV2. The deal […]