Fox Networks Group


Fox, Viaplay team for Fox+ streaming service

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa and Viaplay have launched Fox+, a new drama and entertainment streaming for the Nordic region. The new service will have a raft of premium drama from the Hollywood studio arm of Fox, its cable production arm, as well as drama content from the international FNG. TV titles include Prison […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Fox creates VR division, gaming unit

Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Networks Group has created a new division to oversee video-gaming, location-based entertainment and virtual and augmented reality productions under Twentieth Century Fox Film content management chief Salil Mehta. The new unit, FoxNext, will oversee the production of studio franchise VR experiences such as the already announced Alien and Planet of […]

Fox spreads 24: Legacy globally

Fox Networks Group has acquired rights to 24: Legacy in 160 territories. The deal covers the UK, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. The show, which is a spin off of 24 and originally for Fox in the US, will go day and date “across […]

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 […]

Prentiss Fraser upped at Fox

Fox has upped Prentiss Fraser to EVP at Fox Networks Group, rounding off a distribution rejig first reported by TBI. Fraser becomes executive VP and managing director of content distribution at FNG, the Fox unit that sells programming from Fox’s stable of international cable nets. FNG is distinct from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, which […]

AMC shares spike on Walking Dead ratings

AMC Networks’ share price has spiked this week following the season seven debut of The Walking Dead, which has broken ratings records internationally. The Walking Dead returned on Sunday with 17 million viewers as its seventh season debuted on US cable, while international ratings on Fox broke records. This was up on many analysts forecasts. […]

Fox Iberia bags new CBS trio

Fox Networks Group Iberia has acquired new season CBS series Bull, MacGyver and Doubt. The agreement with distributor CBS Studios International gives Fox exclusive pay TV rights in Spain and Iberia for Bull and MacGyver and basic TV rights for midseason drama Doubt. Bull is a comedy-drama procedural starring NCIS alum Michael Weatherly, and is […]

Fox sets top team in Turkey

Fox Networks Group has promoted a pair of executives to run its channels and content business in Turkey. Chief operating officer Cenk Soner has been named general manager for FNG Turkey, while Mehmet Icagasioglu will replace him as COO and also become senior VP. This places Soner in charge of the FNG Turkey free TV […]

Fox scoops UK Wolf Creek as Outcast goes big

Fox UK has bought Wolf Creek, the Australian series based on the eponymous horror movie series. The deal hands Fox the UK rights to the six-part series, and the pay TV channel will launch it on August 30, in a 10pm slot. Wolf Creek is distributed by Zodiak Rights, which struck the deal. It follows […]