How Fox built a primetime format out of ‘Snake Oil’

Idea to Iteration is a new regular strand that explores how a show has gone from being the kernel of a thought to a format with global potential. First up, Fox Entertainment’s Snake Oil. “As someone who spends way too much time online shopping and specialises in buying random products I may never use, Snake […]

TBI Scripted Hot Picks: Grimsburg

Producer: Bento Box Entertainment | Distributor: Fox Entertainment Global | Broadcaster: Fox (US) Coming straight out of the gate with an early season two renewal, this new adult animation stars and is executive produced by Mad Men actor Jon Hamm. He voices Marvin Flute, who may be the greatest detective ever to catch a cannibal […]

Rupert Murdoch to step down as chairman at Fox & News Corp, with son Lachlan succeed

Fox Corporation and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch is to step down from his roles at both companies. Murdoch, who is 92, will step back from day-to-day oversight to become chairman emeritus, handing control to his eldest son Lachlan Murdoch, who becomes chairman of News Corp and exec chair & CEO at Fox. The elder […]

Fox & Merzigo extend Turkish digital pact for three years

Disney-owned Fox in Turkey has extended its deal with tech firm Merzigo to monetise Fox content on digital platforms in the country for a further three years. Merzigo, which is part of the Key Networks Group that owns upcoming AVOD platform Baslat, will manage Fox’s channel content portfolio on digital channels and platforms in Turkey […]

Fox ups David Espinosa to distribution chief as Michael Biard joins Nexstar

Fox in the US has promoted David Espinosa to president of distribution to replace Michael Biard, who is leaving after 23 years to become president and COO of Nexstar Media Group. Espinosa previously served as EVP of distribution strategy and business affairs, having been promoted into the role in 2018 after first joining the firm […]

Fox streamer Tubi hires former Vimeo chief Anjali Sud as CEO

Fox has hired former Vimeo chief Anjali Sud as its CEO, replacing founder Farad Massoudi. Sud starts 1 September and reports into Paul Cheesbrough, CEO at Tubi Media Group, which was created earlier this year to house a variety of Fox’s news, sports and entertainment platforms as well as Blockchain Creative Labs. At the same […]

Neshama hires Incendo’s Brook Peters for new sales arm, takes on Fox shows in Canada

Canada’s Neshama Entertainment has hired Incendo Productions exec Brook Peters to head up a new distribution division that will take on sales of Fox content in Canada. Neshama Releasing will oversee the Canadian sales of Neshama-produced content, as well as Fox Entertainment-produced content and third-party programming. Peters, whose role at Incendo had seen him lead […]

Fox Sports & Religion of Sports kick off co-pro pact with Kid Mero-led doc

Fox Sports Films and sports media firm Religion of Sports have struck a co-production pact. The agreement will see the two companies work together on original sports documentaries to provide audiences with an insider perspective into some of the most iconic sports stories in history and the famous athletes behind them. The first film to […]

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