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Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands

Disney is closing 18 linear networks in Asia as it focuses its attention on nascent streamer Disney+. Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life and FX will all be shuttered in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in October, less than three years since the Mouse House acquired them through its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Kids networks […]

Disney’s FX to end ‘Pose’ after upcoming third season

Disney’s US cablenet FX is bringing down the curtain on award-winning drama Pose, with its previously announced third season now set to be its last. The show, which was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, has previously sold to broadcasters including the BBC and will start its final seven-episode third run on […]

Scripted originals drop for first time since 2009, says FX

Scripted originals dropped in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade, according to the latest research from Disney-owned FX. The US outfit, under its chairman John Landgraf, revealed that the total number of scripted originals on broadcast, cable and streaming totalled 493 last year, down from 532 in 2019. That represents a […]

TBI Weekly: TBI’s favourite shows of 2020

With lockdowns and travel restrictions throughout 2020, we’ve all probably watched more content than ever before. Fortunately, the industry has been in fine form and delivered an array of fantastic programming across the genres. Here are our favourite shows, as picked by TBI’s team. RICHARD MIDDLETON Editor Top show: Better Call Saul S5 (AMC, Netflix) […]

Disney plans $16bn content spend, 350m subs target & raft of new originals

The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to spend between $14-$16bn on content for its streamers, Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, by 2024, as it revealed it has already surpassed 137 million paid subscriptions across its DTC services. Disney aims to increase this to 300-350 million subscribers by 2024 and has also set a target of […]

Show of the Week: The Weekly: Special Edition

This new, premium eight-part documentary collection is the latest production from the team behind the Emmy award-winning 30-minute series The Weekly, which saw journalists at The New York Times collaborate with US producers Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, to shine a light on some of those big signature stories that no-one else is telling. […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival

The 2020 Edinburgh TV Festival’s virtual nature didn’t stop the annual event from making an impact with its stay-at-home viewers, not least because a jam-packed schedule threw up plenty of talking points over the week. Discussions around diversity and inclusivity were top of the agenda but action was also apparent, with UK broadcasting duo ITV […]

FX chairman John Landgraf reveals diversity push at the US network

John Landgraf, chairman of Disney-owned FX Networks and FX Productions says that 63% of directors on its output in 2021 will be female or from diverse backgrounds. Landgraf revealed the statistic during a keynote session at the Edinburgh TV Festival. This will be the first time that the majority of its directors were not white […]

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