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FX’s Landgraf “embraces” Hulu potential, confirms windowing between services

FX boss John Landgraf has said the channel “embraces” the distribution potential afforded by Hulu, and has confirmed Disney boss Bob Iger’s windowing strategy for the two businesses.   Speaking at the TCA press tour in California on Tuesday (5 August) as Disney was going out with its Q2 results and new bundle plans, Landgraf said: […]

FX orders TV adaptation of Hannah Fidell’s ‘A Teacher’

Disney-owned US cabler FX has ordered a 10-part limited series based on Hannah Fidell’s 2013 movie A Teacher, with Ozark‘s Jason Bateman and Safe‘s Danny Brocklehurst onboard. A Teacher is being produced by FX Productions, with Fidell (6 Years) writing, directing and exec producing. The show stars Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Nick Robinson […]

FX teams with Jeff Bridges for off-grid drama

Disney’s US cablenet FX is teaming up with The Big Lebowski (pictured) star Jeff Bridges on a new drama about a retired CIA officer living off the grid. The show is based on Thomas Perry’s 2017 novel The Old Man and will see Bridges play Dan Chase, who absconded from the CIA decades ago. Having […]

Disney focuses on Hulu as it closes FX streaming service

Disney is to close down the SVoD service launched by its recently acquired cable network FX as it looks to put its full programming force behind Hulu, in which it recently acquired full control. FX+ was launched in 2017, initially for customers via cable provider Comcast before being rolled out more widely, and provided on-demand, […]

Lionsgate strikes two-year output deal with Hulu, FX

Disney-controlled streamer Hulu and cable channel FX have struck a two-year output deal with Lionsgate for films released in 2020 and 2021. The deal is understood to mark the first time an SVOD and cable channel have partnered on a theatrical output deal. The slate for 2020 includes such films as I Still Believe, a biopic […]

FX rejigs exec team for originals

Disney-owned FX Networks has reorganised its originals team, appointing Eric Schrier as president of FX Entertainment and promoting Gina Balian to president of original programming for FX Entertainment. Meanwhile, Nick Grad has also been tapped as president of original programming at FX Entertainment, where he will continue to lead scripted originals alongside Balian. Grad will […]

FX boss Landgraf: Netflix isn’t telling “whole story” around viewership

FX boss John Landgraf has lashed out at Netflix, criticizing the streaming giant’s viewership claims. The exec, who was speaking at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Monday (4 February), said the business is not telling audiences “the whole story” as it does not follow widely accepted viewership metrics that […]

LatAm scripted: The end of telenovelas?

For decades, the telenovela has been Latin America’s flagship TV genre, seducing audiences around the world. But shifts in the landscape have pushed the region’s TV giants to usher in a new generation that targets international markets and streaming platforms. Emiliano de Pablos reports. A powerhouse of creative TV talent in Latin America is re-defining […]

FX, Netflix win big at Golden Globes

FX and Netflix emerged as the big TV winners of Sunday night’s (6 January) Golden Globe Awards, with The Americans and Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method taking top honours. FX picked up Best Drama for its long-running series The Americans, which wrapped its sixth and final series in May. Despite being a critical darling across […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

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