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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 […]

Disney, Fox execs reshuffle ahead of merger

Disney has confirmed the Fox TV execs set to transition into the business after its US$71.3bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, while ‘New Fox’ builds up its team for life after the Mouse House acquisition. The list of 21st Century Fox execs heading to Disney includes its president and chairman Peter Rice, Fox TV […]

Sky urges shareholders to accept Comcast offer

Sky has advised its shareholders to accept Comcast’s $39bn takeover days after the US telecom giant’s knockout bid for the business. In a statement released on Monday (24 September), Sky said: “As the price of the Comcast Offer is materially superior, it is in the best interests of all Sky shareholders to accept the Comcast […]

Viacom to benefit from Disney/Fox “distraction”

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has that the Disney/Fox merger represents a “significant positive” for the business, which stands to benefit from exec changes and creative “dislocation”. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event in London on Wednesday (19 September), Bakish said the merger “has provided a very real opportunity to acquire talent in the form […]

Fox extends offer for Sky as auction deadline looms

21st Century Fox has extended its deadline for Sky shareholders to accept its £14 a share offer for the company until October 6, following a similar move by rival Comcast next week. Fox’s move sets the scene for a sealed auction to kick off after the September 22 deadline for Fox to raise its bid. According […]

Fox posts offer note for Sky deal

Twenty-First Century Fox has put in an offer document and form of acceptance for its £14 a share offer to buy Sky. The move sees Fox temporarily table plans to make a higher bid than Comcast’s £14.75 offer. The deadline for Fox to set out a revised offer document is September 22. Sky has acknowledged […]

Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

Sky bid heats up for Fox, Comcast

21st Century Fox is expected to receive a green light from culture secretary Matt Hancock to take control of Sky this week, triggering a potential bidding war for the UK-based pay TV operator with Comcast. Hancock’s clearing of the deal is expected to conditional on Fox selling Sky News – most likely to Disney – and […]

US broadcast M&A reaches $5.11bn for 2018

US broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) raised $5.11 billion in the second quarter of 2018 with over $5.01 billion attributed to TV station sales, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. This is the largest quarterly deal volume since the second quarter of 2007, according to the research group. The news arrives as consolidation of […]

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