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Amazon scores Fear the Walking Dead

Amazon Prime Instant Video Germany has picked up the sought-after SVOD rights for upcoming zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead from distributor Entertainment One Television. The show debuts in the US and internationally on AMC and AMC Global, respectively, on Sunday (August 23) as a companion piece to US cable’s biggest show, The Walking Dead. […]

Price cuts boost Foxtel as Netflix surges

Price cuts introduced ahead of Netflix’s Australian launch earlier this year have helped Foxtel increase its subs base to a record level. The News Corp and Telstra-backed pay TV operator reported strong subscriber numbers as profit decreased on the back of its November price cuts. These were introduced ahead of Netflix’s Australian roll out in […]

FX secures Fear the Walking Dead in Oz

Foxtel-operated pay channel FX has bought the upcoming zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead. The show will debut in Australia on Monday, August 24 at 1.30pm, with Foxtel pay TV subscribers with connected iQ set-top boxes or Foxtel Go ale to watch it via the Foxtel Anytime platform. In 2016, Fear will also launch on […]

Australian pay net opens Saturday Kitchen

Australian pay channel LifeStyle FOOD has acquired British cooking show Saturday Kitchen, which has run on the BBC for nearly a decade. The Foxtel-owned network bought an international version of the programme from Australia-based distributor Flame Media, which has repurposed the 90-minute format in a one-hour after acquiring it from UK indie Cactus TV. LifeStyle […]

Foxtel wants ‘flatter structure’, COO exits

Australian pay TV leader Foxtel’s COO, Rohan Lund, is leaving as the News Corp-backed firm seeks a “flatter executive structure”. Lund joined Foxtel in 2013 from Seven West Media, where he was also COO. From September, his duties at Foxtel will be split between an existing financial division, a broadband unit and a new products […]

AMC, Foxtel bag Irish titles

AMC Networks International – Central Europe and Australia’s Foxtel have bought Irish titles totaling 100 hours from Dublin-based RTÉ Global. The Budapest arm of US cable group AMC Networks has acquired eight food-related shows including Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, How to Cook Well with Rory O’Connell and Martin’s Mad About Fish. These will run on AMC […]

Foxtel names channel chief

Australian pay TV group has named a new channels chief in the shape of ex-group programme manager Stephen Baldwin. He is returning to the News Corp.- and Telstra-owned company after five years at broadcast tech company Ai-Media, most recently as COO. Baldwin will take on the newly created role of head of channels and operations […]

Foxtel rejigs programming team

Australian pay TV leader Foxtel has restructured its programming and studio negotiations team. One key change sees networks director of programming and channels Ross Crowley promoted to director of content strategy and programming. This will mean he oversees content strategy, rights and negotiations, with Tony Pollitt promoted to general manager, business affairs – content and […]

Ten worries eased as Foxtel buys 15% stake

Network Ten’s long search for a new financial investor led to Australian pay TV operator Foxtel acquiring a 15% stake in the Sydney-based broadcaster. Foxtel is investing up to A$77 million (US$59.5 million) in 513.3 million ordinary shares at A$0.15 a share for a stake in the free TV business. An agreement has been mooted […]

Networks Escape to the Wild with McCloud

Six overseas channels have acquired Channel 4 factual series Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild. Distributor Optomen International has sold the 4x60mins show to Foxtel and ABC in Australia, SBS Discovery Networks Norway, TV2 in Denmark, Ananey in Israel and Spektrum in Central Europe. The show follows Grand Designs presenter McCloud as he looks at […]

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