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Exclusive: ITV swoops for ‘The Masked Singer’

ITV has swooped for Fox’s hit format The Masked Singer, TBI understands. The UK broadcaster is believed to have aggressively outbid Channel 4 for the MBC Korea-distributed singing format, in which celebrities sing in full-body costumes and masks, with top contenders reaching series’ end while keeping their identities hidden. The local production is thought to […]

‘Beat Shazam’ creator launches interactive games platform

Jeff Apploff, creator of music competition format Beat Shazam and exec producer on Fox’s most recent gameshow offering Mental Samurai, is launching a digital games platform. The interactive venture, Fuego.tv, will be free to use and is to launch in the US in the coming weeks. “We shoot Beat Shazam about seven days in a row […]

How ‘Masked Singer’ is reviving costume-led formats

The runaway success of The Masked Singer is putting costume-led formats back in the spotlight and sparking interest in other quirky, visual shows. Manori Ravindran investigates the logistics of pulling off a masked feat A year ago, if anyone had suggested that a bunch of singing, dancing celebrities would inform the industry’s most innovative entertainment […]

Why content execs are winning in Hollywood

Hollywood is facing some of the most drastic executive restructuring it has ever encountered, with regime changes at Disney and NBCUniversal setting the scene for the industry’s next SVOD-focused chapter. Manori Ravindran reports on why content, and not digital, execs are getting the top jobs As Hollywood digs itself out of a seismic 18-month period […]

Disney completes $71bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Disney completes its US$71bn acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox today, paving the way to create what chairman and CEO Bog Iger described as “the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.” Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox’s film production businesses Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox […]

Endemol Shine sale back on with Banijay in the lead

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is newly revived, TBI has learned. It is believed that discussions around a deal are back on, with Banijay Group in pole position to buy the Peaky Blinders producer. TBI understands that although the sale was reported to be suspended in November, discussions around a deal were never formally […]

Fox orders scripted pilots from Endemol Shine based on Oz, French series

Fox has ordered two scripted pilots from Endemol Shine North America.  The Path duo Annie Weisman and Jason Katims are to oversee a new drama pilot based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters (pictured) from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, which originally aired on Network Ten in 2017, and was picked up by Netflix as an Original last year. […]

Exclusive: Fox’s Masked Singer optioned in the UK

Argonon Group-backed producer Bandicoot Television has optioned Fox’s hit format The Masked Singer for the UK. The format debuted on the US broadcaster on 2 January in a Wednesday 9pm slot, drawing more than 9m viewers and marking the highest rated unscripted debut on any US network in seven years, topping The X Factor’s September 2011 launch. […]

Fox revives Paradise Hotel

Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano is rebooting reality competition series Paradise Hotel for Fox. The format returns to the US broadcaster after 16 years as part of a new push into unscripted programming, which has seen Fox find success in new offerings such as The Masked Singer and Armoza’s The Four. Paradise Hotel first aired […]

Disney+ appoints marketing boss for SVOD launch

Disney+ has hired former Jackal Group exec Joe Earley as head of marketing and operations for direct-to-consumer and international operations, marking one of its first major appointments.   The exec, who most recently served as president of Gail Berman’s Does It Spark Joy? producer, is to serve as EVP of marketing and operations for the new streaming […]

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