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TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with Covid-19

It might feel like you’ve been stuck indoors for months but for most readers outside of Asia, this week has been the first in which the deep impact of Covid-19 has truly started to be felt. So what have we learnt so far? M&A is on hold Whereas the impact of the 2008 credit crunch […]

Fox doubles down on Korean formats with CJ ENM singing format

US broadcaster Fox is looking to build on the success of its remake of South Korean format hit The Masked Singer by acquiring rights to another singing show from the country. I Can See Your Voice (ICSYV) is from Korean giant CJ ENM and was piloted by Fox last month. The US network has now […]

NBCUniversal strikes $200m deal for ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has struck a $200m deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) in a move that will see him leave his long-time home at 20th Century Fox Television. MacFarlane has been with 20th Century for more than two decades and created shows such as American Dad! and The Orville, with the latter soon to […]

Fox partners with Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres on ‘The Masked Dancer’

US broadcaster Fox is moving ahead with a spin-off from its hit entertainment format The Masked Singer. The Masked Dancer was originally devised for the Ellen DeGeneres’ talkshow and sees celebrities dressed in elaborate costumes performing dance routines, with guests guessing their identity. It is being produced by DeGeneres, Fox Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros. […]

Netflix to appeal court ruling in long-running exec poaching case with Fox

Netflix is planning to appeal a court ruling after it was told to stop poaching staff from Fox, marking the latest development in the two companies’ long-running legal dispute over the hiring of staff. Fox started suing Netflix over the alleged executive poaching back in 2016, after Tara Flynn and Marcos Waltenberg moved to the […]

‘Masked Singer’ marks triumphant return to Fox

Fox’s The Masked Singer has enjoyed a triumphant return to air, pulling in strong ratings for the US broadcaster.  The hit talent show enjoyed an expanded two-hour season two premiere from 8-10pm on Wednesday (25 September), capturing 7.9m total viewers and an impressive 2.5 ratings in the coveted 18-49 demo. The show launched during what […]

Endeavor Content shifts distribution from LA to London, led by Prentiss Fraser

Fox exec Prentiss Fraser has joined Endeavor Content as EVP for international TV sales. Fraser most recently served as EVP and MD of content distribution for Fox Networks Group out of London. She left the business earlier this year following the Disney merger. She will remain in the UK for Endeavor, which will relocate its […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

Disney-Fox merger sees scores of job losses at Nat Geo

National Geographic is feeling the impact of the Disney-Fox merger, with scores of employees set to be laid off. According to Variety, around 70 to 80 staff will be affected by a round of lay-offs, which will largely impact the brand’s publishing and events division. The move comes as Disney – in a drive to […]

‘Flirty Dancing’ scores US adaptation on Fox

Fox is remaking UK dance-dating format Flirty Dancing. The US broadcaster is adapting the All3Media International-distributed show, in which two complete strangers are taught one half of a dance routine before meeting and executing the dance together in a beautiful setting. All3Media America and Objective Media Group-owned Second Star, which produced the original Channel 4 […]

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