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BBC loses Family Guy to rival ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has swiped free TV rights to Fox animated comedy Family Guy from pubcaster the BBC. Under a multi-year pact with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Seth MacFarlane-created series Family Guy (pictured), American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown will go out on comedy and young adult-skewed ITV2. The deal […]

Fox ups distribution exec

Scott Gregg has been promoted at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. He has been upped to executive VP, sales operations, at the studio. Based in LA, Gregg will manage all aspects of the support effort for the sales team and take greater control of the international sales offices operations. An eighteen-year Fox veteran, Gregg has […]

Reinventing the classics

Children’s TV is something that binds and defines peer groups. With new versions of Thunderbirds, Noddy and various others in the works the commercial power of nostalgia is clearly intense, but when updating a classic respect and modern-day relevance are key, reports Jane Marlowe. Turner’s Cartoon Network was built with classic properties and senior VP […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

Michael Carrington leaves Turner and joins Hit

Michael Carrington is leaving his position as head of content at Cartoon Network and Turner’s other kids channels in the EMEA region. He is joining Hit Entertainment in the newly created position of head of content and production, Hit Global Brands.   Carrington is a well-known figure in the kids industry, having been controller of […]