Fox hires one, promotes two in Asia

Fox International Channels has promoted two senior execs at its Asian unit and brought another into the business. Rohit D’Silva (pictured) has taken the newly-created role of executive VP, commercial, overseeing channel distribution commercial activity across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. D’Silva is a FIC veteran and has most recently been running […]

Walking Dead creator’s Outcast to Cinemax

Cinemax has taken The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new series, Outcast, to series. HBO sister channel Cinemax had already greenlit a pilot of the new series, which Kirkman has worked up with Fox International Channels. it has now greenlit a full series. Kirkman (left) is writing the series opener and executive producing alongside former […]

Fox poaches Eurosport exec for France

Fox International Channels has recruited Olivier Bramly as its general manager for France, replacing Frederic Chevance who has stepped down. Bramly joins from Eurosport where he was latterly senior VP, global distribution. He had been at the sports channel operator – now owned by Discovery Communications – since 1999 and worked on the launches of […]

FIC aligns all international Fox channels

Fox International Channels is aligning all of its international Fox channels under a unified global brand. Currently, the channel looks different territory-by-territory, but will now carry a single brand and on-air look around the world. “There are key brands like Disney, but they are in kids, or HBO, but it is premium, or YouTube, which […]

Fox strikes Nat Geo deal with China’s Tencent

Fox International Channels has agreed a deal with Chinese online video site Tencent, which will launch a National Geographic branded block. The pair will also make programming together as part of the agreement. Nat Geo is part of the FIC stable of channels and the block on Tencent Video will be programmed with docs from the […]

Fox poaches Bekker to run FIC Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV. She will […]

Fox Channels gets The Taste

Fox International Channels has acquired cooking competition series The Taste across a swathe of Latin American territories. The Latin arm of FIC has acquired the US version of the show from Red Arrow International. The show was created by Kinetic Content, part of the Red Arrow group, and airs on broadcast net ABC in the […]

Fox Asia going day and date with the US

Fox’s international channels in Asia will show a raft of drama series within hours of their US TX under a new day and date initiative. Fox International Channels and other international channel operators have made increasing efforts to get content to local channels as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of illegal downloading. FIC […]

Fox staffs up for Swedish launch

Fox International Channels is launching its flagship Fox channel in Sweden and is staffing up for the new service. The general entertainment offering will roll out on pay TV operator Com Hem’s platform on the autumn. FIC already distributes the National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild channels in Sweden, but the Com Hem deal marks […]

Canal+ buys Fox’s Wayward Pines

French pay TV broadcaster Canal+ has become the first international buyer of upcoming M. Night Shyamalan drama Wayward Pines. The series, which will star Matt Dillon, will go out on the Fox broadcast network in the US. Fox International Channels has taken all global rights and is planning a simultaneous launch of the show across […]