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‘Masked Singer’ marks triumphant return to Fox

Fox’s The Masked Singer has enjoyed a triumphant return to air, pulling in strong ratings for the US broadcaster.  The hit talent show enjoyed an expanded two-hour season two premiere from 8-10pm on Wednesday (25 September), capturing 7.9m total viewers and an impressive 2.5 ratings in the coveted 18-49 demo. The show launched during what […]

Endeavor Content shifts distribution from LA to London, led by Prentiss Fraser

Fox exec Prentiss Fraser has joined Endeavor Content as EVP for international TV sales. Fraser most recently served as EVP and MD of content distribution for Fox Networks Group out of London. She left the business earlier this year following the Disney merger. She will remain in the UK for Endeavor, which will relocate its […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

Disney-Fox merger sees scores of job losses at Nat Geo

National Geographic is feeling the impact of the Disney-Fox merger, with scores of employees set to be laid off. According to Variety, around 70 to 80 staff will be affected by a round of lay-offs, which will largely impact the brand’s publishing and events division. The move comes as Disney – in a drive to […]

‘Flirty Dancing’ scores US adaptation on Fox

Fox is remaking UK dance-dating format Flirty Dancing. The US broadcaster is adapting the All3Media International-distributed show, in which two complete strangers are taught one half of a dance routine before meeting and executing the dance together in a beautiful setting. All3Media America and Objective Media Group-owned Second Star, which produced the original Channel 4 […]

Fox checks out of ‘Paradise Hotel’

Fox has cancelled Paradise Hotel after just one season.  The US broadcaster has pulled the plug on the rebooted format from Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, citing low ratings and a lack of airtime for what is intended to be a stripped programme. Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment at Fox, confirmed the cancellation to Deadline at […]

Disney’s Q3 results dampened by Fox merger “transformation”

Disney missed the mark on Wall Street forecasts for its Q3 results, reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35, down 28% from the same period a year ago.  Analysts had forecast an EPS of $1.75, as well as revenue of $21.47bn. Disney, however, fell short of expectations, reporting overall revenue of $20.25bn. Bob Iger, chairman […]

TBI Weekly: Women’s World Cup shows FTA broadcasters’ enduring appeal

The ratings success of the Women’s World Cup shows the power that free-to-air broadcasters around the world still wield and their potential to drive huge audiences, writes Ross Biddiscombe. There is every reason to believe that the FIFA Women’s World Cup of 2019 will be seen as a broadcasting breakthrough moment for women’s football after […]

Sony’s female-led ‘Bad Boys’ spin-off finds UK home

Viewers will get to see the Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union backed-cop series LA’s Finest on Fox in the UK, following a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and 2.0 Entertainment with SPT, LA’s Finest is an action series spin-off of Bruckheimer’s Miami-based Bad Boys franchise, in which Union also stars. The series […]

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