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Warner Bros. hires Fox exec for UK

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITVD) has hired former Fox Networks Group UK buyer Toby Etheridge, TBI has learned. The well-known Etheridge has taken the role of executive director of sales for the UK and Ireland at WBITVD, which sells studio programming and movies to broadcasters and streaming services. He will report to Alison Morris, […]

Fox UK grabs CBS’s Bull by the horns

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has secured exclusive first-run rights to new season US legal drama hit Bull for the UK. FNG has already bought rights to the CBS show in territories such as Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Sweden, and will launch it in on Fox UK in the new year. Bull follows former […]

10 MIPCOM trends

MIPCOM has ended with no major dramas of the ash cloud, flood or industrial action kind, but several of the small-screen variety, with Shonda Rhimes gracing Cannes alongside actors Jenna Coleman (Victoria), Rutger Hauer (Mata Hari), Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor) and the cast of Versailles. Curvy Supermodel led the unscripted charge, and on the kids front, […]

Winners crowned at TBI Content Innovation Awards

Gaumont Television, Zodiak Rights, Content Media and Fox UK were among the big winners at the second Content Innovation Awards last night. Gaumont scooped the gong for Breakout International Drama for Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos, Zodiak Rights bagged the Best Series Launch of the Year award for Canal+ period piece Versailles, and Content was named […]

Fox poaches Keshet exec in drama originals plan

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has poached Sara Johnson from Keshet UK as a first step in a plan to source and produce original programming at a regional level. Johnson (pictured) will be VP, scripted drama at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast group, which is based in London. She will report to FNG Europe […]

Fox UK prebuys Aussie procedural

Pay TV channel Fox UK has prebought primetime drama Jack Irish from distributor DCD Rights. The 6x60mins show will officially launch at MIPCOM next month alongside other new DCD Australian drama titles such as Screentime-produced Janet King and season two of The Code. Fox plans to screen the series next year, which head of programming […]

Fox buys Talking Dead for the UK

Pay TV channel Fox UK has acquired The Walking Dead spin-off talkshow Talking Dead. The series has proved a popular companion piece to zombie apocalypse smash hit The Walking Dead on AMC in the US. Fox has worldwide pay TV rights to The Walking Dead (pictured), which is consistently the channel’s top show. Presented by […]

Agent Carter joins Fox UK

Fox International Channels UK has acquired rights to Disney superhero Marvel’s Agent Carter for the local Fox channel. The 8x60mins series, which is inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, is sold by Disney Media Distribution, and launched at last year’s LA Screenings. On the back of this year’s event, Fox UK has acquired […]

The Walking Dead sets Fox UK ratings record

The Walking Dead has averaged over one million viewers for Fox UK, giving the channel its best-ever numbers and beating free-to-air entertainment shows in the same, Monday 9pm slot. The zombie apocalypse series continues to set ratings records on AMC in the US and it is now the most-watched programme on US TV. In the […]

Fox makes first ever European commissions

Fox UK has ordered a pair of original series for the first time. Fox UK, which was rebranded from FX in January, is part of the Fox International Channels group. It has ordered Russians in the City and Man Up. Russians in the City is an 8x60mins ob-doc about Russians living in London, delving into […]