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US network Fox unveils $100m international format fund

US network Fox is launching a $100m unscripted format fund that aims to spot IP for the global market. The initiative, which follows closely on last week’s pact between the BBC and NBCUniversal, will see Fox Entertainment and its in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) identify unscripted formats that could work worldwide. The fund will […]

Fox Entertainment acquires TMZ from WarnerMedia

Fox Entertainment has announced the acquisition of WarnerMedia’s celebrity news entertainment platform TMZ. The Fox Corp-owned Fox Entertainment will own and operate all TMZ-branded media properties, including its syndicated TV shows, sports site TMZ Sports, and the and websites. The brand’s editorial staff will remain in place, led by TMZ founder and managing […]

Fox Entertainment & Gordon Ramsay cook up global prodco in overall deal

Fox Entertainment in the US and British chef, restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsay have teamed to launch a new joint production venture, Studio Ramsay Global. The jointly owned company will develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for Fox, as well as its ad-supported streamer Tubi and other platforms worldwide. Studio Ramsay Global […]

Fox Upfront: Gordon Ramsay format & BBC drama remake slated for 2021/22

US broadcaster Fox has outlined a slew of commissions and renewals, including a new cookery format with Gordon Ramsay and a remake of a BBC scripted format. The celebrity chef will front Next Level Chef, which is being produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay. The series sees contestants battle it out in one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet, set on […]

Fox takes two with ‘The Cleaning Lady’ & ‘Monarch’ series orders

Fox has commissioned two new scripted drama productions, with straight-to-series orders for both crime series The Cleaning Lady and music drama Monarch. The Cleaning Lady is an adaptation of the original Argentinean series and is being produced by Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment, with Shay Mitchell’s Amore & Vita Productions. The hour-long drama is written by […]

Fox orders ballet drama ‘The Big Leap’, inspired by UK docuseries

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a drama that has been inspired by Big Ballet, a UK show that aired on Channel 4 in the UK seven years ago. The Big Leap is described as “a big-hearted, rowdy dramedy” that tracks a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining […]

Fox’s AVOD Tubi explores originals, with $4m per episode budgets mooted

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. […]

Fox’s Bento Box partners with Princess Pictures for new Australian animation division

Fox Entertainment’s LA-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has linked up with Aussie production company Princess Pictures to launch a new division down under. Princess Bento Studio will be based out of Melbourne, Australia, and will be overseen by the Bento Box and Princess management teams, although details have not yet been confirmed. Bento Box, which […]

Exclusive: Fox’s Rob Wade talks global formats & urges US/UK risk-taking

The UK and US markets need to take bigger risks with entertainment formats, according to Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment & specials at Fox Entertainment. Speaking as a guest on one of yesterday’s two special TBI Talks, Wade highlighted how many markets that traditionally take a lot of risks on new shows and creating new […]

Fox greenlights Ancient Greek adult animation from ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon

Fox has given a straight-to-series order to a new adult animated comedy from Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon. The order comes as the first series under Harmon’s broadcast network-only excusive animation deal with Fox. As part of the arrangement, Fox Entertainment will fully finance and own the series, with Fox-owned studio Bento Box Entertainment providing […]