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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 […]

Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox to spend $43bn on content in 2018

The mergers of Comcast-Sky and Disney-Fox mean that two in every 10 dollars spent on content worldwide will be by one of these two companies, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm estimates that the combined content spend of the two merged players will reach US$43bn by the end of 2018 – more than the […]

Chinese regulators approve Disney-Fox merger

Chinese regulators have approved the Disney-Fox merger weeks after the Mouse received a conditional greenlight from the European Commission.  China granted unconditional approval for the acquisition, which sees Disney take over Fox’s entertainment assets, including its Asian operations via Fox Networks Group Asia. Chinese approval of the deal, which came on Monday (November 19), is a […]

‘New Fox’ will maintain its original name

In what is likely to be the final shareholders meeting before selling off assets to Disney, ‘New Fox’ boss Lachlan Murdoch has revealed that the company will stick to its original ‘Fox’ name. During the meeting, Murdoch, who was temporarily joined by father Rupert Murdoch and brother James Murdoch, stated that Fox sans its 21stCentury […]

Disney nabs European Commission approval for Fox deal with conditions

Disney has secured European Commission approval for its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on condition that it sells off its interest in factual channels controlled by A+E Networks. A+E Networks – a joint venture between Disney and Hearst – operates History, H2,Crime & Investigation, Blaze and Lifetime. The EC’s investigation into the merger found that […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]

Fox hires AMC president as entertainment boss

Fox has appointed AMC president and GM Charlie Collier as its entertainment boss. Collier, who is to serve as CEO of entertainment, will oversee “New Fox” and its entertainment strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content. He will begin transitioning into his new role on November 1. The exec replaces Fox chairman and CEO Gary […]

Fox orders Endemol Shine’s Big Bounce Battle

Fox has ordered physical format Big Bounce Battle from Endemol Shine. Endemol Shine North America will produce the format for Fox, with executive producers Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman all working on the title. Big Bounce Battle was originally created by Endemol Shine Netherlands and co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL. The […]

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