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News round-up: Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours; Fox building ‘Lego Masters’ S2; Fremantle gets ‘Tough As Nails’ in format deal

Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours Broadcasters TV4 in Sweden, Ananey in Israel, HRT in Croatia and Nine Network in Australia have collectively acquired more than 500 hours of premium factual content following deals with UK-based indie distributor Orange Smarty. TV4 entered into a two-year, 320-hour agreement for property-search format A Place In The Sun. […]

UK & US rejig ‘Masked Singer’ with viewer engagement & panel tweaks

The format of hit singing show The Masked Singer is being tweaked on both sides of the Atlantic as it returns to production, with new viewer involvement and panel changes. The US version, which airs on Fox, will now allow viewers to vote on what they consider to be the best performances. Those watching will […]

AVOD streamer Tubi takes global versions of ‘MasterChef’ & ‘Lego Masters’

Fox Entertainment-owned AVOD streamer Tubi has struck a deal that will see it offering international versions of formats including MasterChef and Lego Masters to viewers across the US. The deal with Banijay-owned Endemol Shine International will see Tubi become the only platform in the US where shows including MasterChef Australia, MasterChef Mexico, MasterChef Canada and […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

Fox leads 2020 fall slate with Spectrum Original series ‘LA’s Finest’

Fox in the US is attempting to avoid Covid-19’s impact on production by leading its fall slate with an acquired series and shows already produced. LA’s Finest was the first original for cable company Charter Communications’ new on demand platform Spectrum, on which it debuted last year. It has now been picked up from Sony […]

‘Gogglebox’ format gets US celebrity spin on Fox

All3Media-owned UK-and-LA-based prodco Studio Lambert has given its Gogglebox format a celebrity spin and launched it as Celebrity Watch Party for Fox in the US. The hour-long reality series gives viewers a chance to enter the homes of famous names and watch as they react to some of the week’s most interesting TV shows. Actor Rob […]

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 […]

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