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‘Landmark deal’ hands Hulu FX originals

US streaming service Hulu has scored a multiyear agreement for original productions from cable channel FX and its production sister. The deal hands Hulu upcoming FX Productions series such as comedies Man Seeking Woman and The Comedians, Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Roll&Roll, Tomy Hardy BBC coproduction Taboo and Fox event show Wayward Pines (pictured) for SVOD distribution. […]

FX orders rap comedy pilot Atlanta

US cable net FX has ordered Atlanta, a pilot comedy about two cousins working their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. The show was created by Donald Glover – aka rapper Childish Gambino – one of the stars of US comedy series Community and a writer on NBC comedy 30 Rock. Glover has penned […]

Fox poaches Bekker to run FIC Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV. She will […]

Ex-Fox chief Reilly lands Turner CCO role

Former Fox network chief Kevin Reilly has joined Turner Broadcasting System as president of cable nets TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment. Reilly (pictured) exited his post as Fox entertainment chairman earlier this year, and was replaced by studio chiefs Dana Waldren and Gary Newman. He had said at the time […]

Viewpoint: Katie O’Connell Marsh, CEO, Gaumont TV

The television landscape is changing. That we know for sure. With the rise of new platforms and independent studios entering into an already competitive marketplace, there is a plethora of content and new business models to explore. While this feeds commerce, it does not necessarily guarantee art. To me, the most exciting thing to emerge […]

News brief: Sons of Anarchy shatters FX ratings record

US cable channel FX has seen the premiere of the final season of biker drama Sons of Anarchy become its highest-rated programme ever. The episode took 9.25 million viewers between its live broadcast on September 10 and three days of playback. Among this, it took 6.1 million prized 18-49s. Both statistics trail only AMC’s massive […]

20th Century Fox locks Sons of Anarchy writer into deal

20th Century Fox Television has agreed a new three-year deal with Sons of Anarchy scribe Kurt Sutter. The overall deal means Sutter will work on new projects for the studio as his hit biker series enters its final season on cable net FX. FX gets first-look at Sutter’s new work under the terms of the […]

FXX preps ‘record’ Simpsons marathon

US cable channel FXX is planning to run 25 seasons of The Simpsons back-to-back over 12 days. The Fox Networks Group-owned channel will air 552 episodes in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie, beginning on August 21 at 10am ET/PT and concluding September 1 at 12am. FXX claims this will be the “longest-running marathon in […]

Berman resurfaces with Fox-backed Jackal

Gail Berman has resurfaced six months after leaving her US prodco BermanBraun, and will lead a new Fox Networks Group-backed production group. The Jackal Group will focus on scripted, unscripted and factual programming. Berman will have an equity stake in the business, and lead it as CEO and chairman. She will sit on the board […]

Fox International sets strategic deal with Star Sat

Fox International Channels has unveiled a strategic alliance with South African digital subscription TV provider StarSat. This will see FIC’s flagship channel Fox, plus FX, BabyTV and Fuel retained on the recently relaunched StarSat platform, and the addition of three more: Fox Crime, Nat Geo Gold and Fox Movies. Entertainment channel Fox Crime will run […]

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