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Fox Networks Groups restructures African team

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has unveiled a new executive team structure for its Africa division, which currently operates eight PayTV channel brands including National Geographic, FOX, FOX Sports and Baby TV. As part of the shake-up, Vasilis Iliopoulos (left) will expand his role to become SVP for FNG Africa, alongside his existing […]

Hulu launches live TV streaming service

Hulu has launched its new live TV streaming service in beta in the US, offering more than 50 live and on-demand channels for US$39.99 per month. The Hulu with Live TV service, which it launched at launched at its Upfront presentation in New York, includes 50 hours of recording storage, up to six individual profiles and […]

Fox names Europe, Africa channel distribution chief

Fox Networks Group has put Paolo Agostinelli in charge of channel distribution for Europe and Africa. As executive VP, affiliate distribution, he will oversee deals between FNG and platforms for the Fox, National Geographic, Fox Sports and Baby TV channels in Europe and Africa. He joins FNG in early April, coming to the company from […]

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 […]

Hulu adds Disney, Fox to channels

Disney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service. The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the upcoming service, as well as Disney Channel, FX and National Geographic among others. In all, the deals cover 35 nets from Disney and Fox, including their respective broadcast nets ABC […]

Fox hires Bekker replacement for Africa

Fox International Channels has recruited Ratna Siriah (below left) as general manager of its operations in Africa, filling a role vacated by Hannelie Bekker. Siriah joins from Cat 2 where she worked in the launch a dubbed Bollywood channel in Africa. She has also worked for several FMCG companies outside of the TV sector. She […]

BBC Brit, NRK grapple with UFC doc series

BBC Brit and Norwegian pubcaster NRK are among buyers of RTÉ Global’s 6x30mins UFC-themed doc series The Notorious. BBC Worldwide’s new best-of-British network, BBC Brit, has taken rights to the series in Scandinavia, Poland and Africa, with SBS and FOX Sports in Australia and Fox in Netherlands also named as buyers. The series follows Irish […]

Fox veteran Hill exiting to create prodco

21st Century Fox is saying goodbye to senior programming executive David Hill after more than three decades. Hill, currently senior executive VP at the US-based media giant, is leaving to launch a production venture titled Hilly, which will focus on live production, reality series, production consultancy to organisations and digital investment. Hill is an institution […]

Pay TV outshines piracy in MENA

Piracy remains a major problem in the Middle East and North Africa, despite the many efforts to eradicate it. Digital TV Research principal analyst Simon Murray showcases the latest data and forecasts relating to piracy and the wider pay TV market in the MENA region. According to the latest Digital TV Middle East & North […]

Fox poaches Bekker to run FIC Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV. She will […]