Fox Networks Group Asia

The Dealmakers: Four execs shaping the Asian TV landscape today

As business across Asia continues to flourish amidst shifting regulations and censorship, TBI introduces the key individuals shaping the landscape, including the Fox exec who acquired a Youku original in a historic format export; the producer who can connect you to your next fixer in China; and the distributors pushing projects through China’s censorship bureau […]

Fox Asia hires Multichoice EVP for FOX+ OTT service

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) has appointed Multichoice exec John Kotsaftis in the newly created role of executive vice president of OTT platform Fox+. Based in Singapore, Kotsaftis will oversee the growth and development of Fox+, and look to import new consumption models to Asia. Kotsaftis will report directly to Zubin Gandevia, president of FNGA. […]

Fox Asia & Tencent team for celebrity foodie original

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) is set to launch its first season of original production Celebrity Chef: East vs West, which will be shown on Fox brands such as Nat Geo People, as well as Chinese VOD service Tencent. In the first half of 2018, the five-part series will see renowned celebrity chefs Nicholas Tse (pictured) […]

Fox takes streaming service to Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia has hooked up with pay TV provider Now TV to launch its streaming service in Hong Kong. Now TV subscribers will get exclusive access to Fox+ in the Chinese territory, with non-subscribers offered a free trial period and a subsequent HK$188 monthly fee. The service has been made widely available in […]

Fox Asia assesses The First Half of My Life

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) has signed a deal with prodco New Classics TV for exclusive rights to broadcast and distribute The First Half of My Life outside of mainland China. The new show will be launched on August 14 at 8pm and will be carried by STAR Chinese Channel (SCC) and FNGA’s internet streaming […]

Showtime reaches Asia with Fox Networks deal

CBS Corp. has expanded the Showtime brand into Asia through a distribution deal with Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA). Under terms of the deal, Fox Asia viewers will gain access to the entire Showtime catalogue, including the new Twin Peaks and upcoming stand-up comedy drama I’m Dying Up Here, and established shows such as Ray […]

Fox, Tencent team for financial drama series

A new high end drama set in Hong Kong’s financial district has been greenlit and will launch later this year. Fox Networks Group Asia, plus the film arm of China’s SVOD service Tencent and Focus TV, the prodco of Infernal Affairs star Andy Lau, will make The Trading Floor, a five-part miniseries. The show will […]

Fox Networks Asia expands family film slate

Fox Networks Group has bought four family movies to be aired on its Asian networks. Fox has acquired Jessica Darling’s It List (pictured), Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket, Raising the Bar and The Soccer Nanny from LA-based MarVista Entertainment for its Fox Family Movies channels across the region. Produced by MarVista, Jessica Darling’s […]

Fox suing Thai bank for $71m over channel fees

Fox Networks Group Asia has begun legal action against Thailand’s largest bank, alleging it is owed more than US$70 million in channel licensing payments. Fox’s Asian arm claims the Bangkok Bank has failed to honour two separate bank guarantees that secured payment for distribution of Fox channels on Thai pay TV operators GMM Grammy and […]

Fox makes Chinese content commitment

Fox’s international production and Asian divisions are teaming to produce Chinese-language content in a major programming initiative. Fox International Productions and Fox Networks Group Asia said they will make Chinese TV series, miniseries and films. The pair said they will become the “go-to platform for local creative talent to work with in creating high quality […]