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Asacha Media hires Disney, Fox exec to lead development & distribution

European production outfit Asacha Media Group has hired Disney sales director Maria Grazia Ursino to oversee the recently formed company’s development and distribution activities. Ursino becomes VP of content development and distribution at Asacha, which was launched earlier this year by Endemol Shine Group’s former COO Marina Williams, ex-Zodiak Media France CEO Gaspard de Chavagnac and MBC chief Marc-Antoine […]

Fox to air Meghan Markle special

Fox is set to air a two-hour special named Meghan Markle: An American Princess on Friday May 11. The two-hour event will focus on Markle’s life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937. Airing just days before her wedding ceremony on May 19, the special will […]

Epix among nets going Deep State with Fox

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has bagged exclusive US rights to Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa’s first original drama, Deep State. The show’s distributor, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, has also shopped the series to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DR in Denmark. For Epix, […]

CW to pilot remake of Fox Latin America original

US broadcaster The CW has given a pilot order to a US version of Fox Latin America’s dark comedy Lynch. The American pilot will be titled Playing Dead, with Rina Mimoun (The Catch) and Josh Reims (Jane the Virgin). They executive produce alongside Tariq Jalil (Operation Repo) and Lucas Carter (Camden). CW bought the rights […]

Fox sells thousands of hours of Turkish drama

Fox Networks Group Content Distribution has sold over two and half thousand hours of Turkish drama to international broadcasters. FNGCD has been building its Turkish drama business, with a pipeline of product from the Turkish Fox Turkey net, and the latest raft of sales see it strike deals with existing buyers and new customers in […]

Endemol Shine, BBCWW, Sony execs join Fox

Fox Networks Group Content Distribution has hired six executives, who are joining from the likes of BBC Worldwide, Endemol Shine Group and Sony Pictures Television. Joining the 21st Century Fox-owned distributor are Manuel Miguez, JeeYoung Lee, Maria Grazia Ursino, Tracy Davis, Carolina Lozano and Tristan Oarton. Joanna Rowley and Magdalena Szwedkowicz have also received promotions. […]

FX’s Legion to debut in Cannes

FX’s Marvel series Legion (left) will get its international launch at MIPTV next month. Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) is selling the 8x60mins series, which is the drama highlight of its MIP slate. The Marvel superhero series comes from Noah Hawley (Fargo) and stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Rachel Keller (Fargo). FNGCD will once […]

Fox racks up Atlanta sales

Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) has shopped US cable drama to several international buyers. The Donald Glover hip hop drama launched on FX in the US and on Fox internationally. FNGCD is handling distribution and has now shopped the series to Australian pubcaster SBS and Sky in New Zealand. In Europe it has been […]

Reed Midem claims 70% surge in MIP Cancun numbers

The MIP Cancun market attracted 560 TV execs from 387 companies, organiser Reed Midem said, following the end of the event on November 17. The attendance numbers were up 70% according to Reed, which also noted delegates from 46 countries were at the Mexican market. Reed organises meetings between buyers and sellers at the event, […]

Fox makes Brace of hires from Twitter

Fox Networks Group has moved a senior executive to lead its digital sales operation in the US, with a pair of execs from social platform Twitter hired to bolster the unit. Meredith Brace (pictured) has switched her senior VP, national sponsorship role at engagement ad firm true[X], which 21st Century Fox bought in 2015, for […]