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FX chief John Landgraf unveils latest annual drama findings

John Landgraf, FX Networks and FX Productions chairman, has unveiled the latest findings from his company’s annual scripted survey. It found that there were 532 scripted drama and comedy shows on US television in 2019, up 7% on the year previous. The data was compiled by FX’s research team and unveiled during the Television Critics […]

Disney’s streaming businesses already valued at $107bn, says Barclays

Disney’s streaming businesses have already been valued at over US$100bn by Barclays. The Mouse House’s streaming empire is made up of three pillars: Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. Sports streamer ESPN+ launched in April 2018, while Disney took full control of Hulu in May last year and launched flagship service Disney+ in November. Despite currently only […]

Hulu Japan gets ‘Filthy Rich’ from Newen Distribution

Hulu Japan has bought two seasons of New Zealand family drama Filthy Rich from Newen Distribution. The drama, originally commissioned by New Zealand’s TV2 and produced by Filthy Productions, has already been sold into Hulu out of the US and Fox in the Middle East. The format is also being remade Stateside by Fox. The […]

Hulu carries out 20% price hike of live TV service

Less than a week after the launch of Disney+, Disney-owned Hulu has announced that it is raising the price of its Hulu with Live TV service by 20%. Starting 18 December, customers will pay $54.99 per month, up from $44.99 per month. This follows a similar price increase from $39.99 per month to $44.99 per […]

Starzplay acquires Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings’ adaptation for UK

Lionsgate-backed SVOD service Starzplay has acquired Mindy Kaling’s adaptation of Four Weddings And A Funeral for Hulu.  The 10-part Hulu original, produced by MGM Television and Universal Television, is to launch in the UK on 12 December. Created by The Mindy Project star and creator Kaling and Matt Warburton, the show stars Game Of Thrones actor Nathalie Emmanuel as a […]

Hulu orders Vice News series, unveils monthly scheduling plans

US streamer Hulu has ordered a 10-part series exploring issues around global culture and politics from youth-skewing outfit Vice. Vice Investigates is being exec produced by Subrata De and produced by Vice News, with the company’s correspondents exploring subjects such as the geopolitical divide between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and the human side of K-Pop […]

Inside the Endemol Shine sale saga

The ongoing saga of the Endemol Shine sale could be nearing an end, with a number of sources pointing to a small group of players in the running, including Liberty Global-backed All3Media and part-owner Disney itself. Disney, which owns half of Endemol Shine as per its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, is understood […]

Disney+ opens up to pre-orders ahead of November launch

Disney is opening its forthcoming streamer up to pre-orders two months ahead of launch.  The Mouse House is allowing US customers to sign up for a $6.99 monthly subscription or annual $69.99 plan well in advance of the official 12 November launch. However, the business is asking customers interested in purchasing a bundle – which […]

TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

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