Nat Geo launches pan-Asian ghost series

National Geographic Channel Asia is launching paranormal series I Wouldn’t Go in There across its networks in the region. The ten-part series follows blogger Robert Joe (RJ) on a mission to investigate the stories behind some of Asia’s most reputedly haunted sites. Commissioned by National Geographic Channel Asia, the series is produced by InFocus Asia […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

Fox rebrands Dutch channel, preps Fox Sports launch

Fox has continued the rebranding of its channels and roll out of Fox Sports service internationally with two new launches in the Netherlands. Fox International Channels finalised a deal for Dutch sports firm Eredivisie Media & Marketing last December, acquiring a 51% stake in EMM, which manages the rights for Holland’s top football league and […]

Crime being replaced by Fox channel in Norway

Fox International Channels is replacing its Fox Crime channel with the core Fox service in Norway. FIC has been aggressively rolling out Fox in Europe with launches in the UK and across Central and Eastern Europe in the past twelve months. In Norway, the channel will have a broader programming line-up than the Fox Crime […]

Fox launches streaming in Turkey, preps other launches

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched a new streaming service in Turkey in partnership with its existing affiliate partner Teledunya. The new service, NatGeo Play, will make full episodes of the best of National Geographic programmes including Taboo, Doomsday Preppers, Mega Factories and Car SOS available on PCs and iPads. NatGeo Play will be exclusively […]

FIC inks channels deal with fledgling Thai operator

Fox International Channels has inked a deal with CTH and will provide the recently launched Thai pay TV platform with a range of its channels. CTH will carry FIC services including Star World and National Geographic as well as bringing Fox Action Movies and Fox Sports News to the Thai market for the first time. […]

Fox makes first ever European commissions

Fox UK has ordered a pair of original series for the first time. Fox UK, which was rebranded from FX in January, is part of the Fox International Channels group. It has ordered Russians in the City and Man Up. Russians in the City is an 8x60mins ob-doc about Russians living in London, delving into […]

Fox Channels working up exorcism series with Walking Dead’s Kirkman

Fox International Channels is teaming with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to create a TV series set in the world of exorcism. FIC, Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics and talent agency-come-producer Circle of Confusion will jointly develop the series, based on the upcoming comic book series from the comic book writer. The TV […]

Zuku commissions original doc series

African pay TV operator Zuku has ordered an original documentary series From Here to Timbuktu. The factual show will look at the history and lives of people living in iconic parts of Africa and will examine how countries and people on the continent are dealing with globalisation. The producers said that the stories will be […]

MundoFox poaches Telemundo exec for content role

Fox International Channel’s fledgling US Hispanic network MundoFox has hired Suzette Millo, as VP, content strategy. She joins from NBC universal-owned US Hispanic net Telemundo. Millo will evaluate the new channel’s programming from script to on-air stages. She will also oversee communications for Mundo Fox. At Telemundo she was VP, publicity and talent strategy. Adriana […]