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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 […]

Fox Asia & Tencent team for celebrity foodie original

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) is set to launch its first season of original production Celebrity Chef: East vs West, which will be shown on Fox brands such as Nat Geo People, as well as Chinese VOD service Tencent. In the first half of 2018, the five-part series will see renowned celebrity chefs Nicholas Tse (pictured) […]

Nat Geo shakes up management as Fox takes over

21st Century Fox has completed its deal to take control of National Geographic and rejigged its senior management. Courteney Monroe (pictured) will become the international channels chief under the new structure and Fox International Channels exec Ward Platt will be in charge of channel distribution and commercial activity. Fox announced in September that it planned […]

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy travels the globe

Broadcasters from around the world have bought four-part series Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy from UK-based distributor TwoFour Rights. TLN in Canada, TVB in Hong Kong, BBC Worldwide in China, TrueVisions in Thailand, The LifeStyle Channel in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Nat Geo People in Italy, Fox International Channels Spain, TV2 in Denmark and FTV […]

Airport, Brothel sell for Hat Trick

Hat Trick International heads into MIPTV on the back of sales of new factual pair Bangkok Airport and The Mega Brothel. Both shows come out of HTI’s first-look distribution deal with UK indie Keo Films. Bangkok Airport has gone to Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in Sweden, Nat Geo People in Asia, the Middle […]

Nat Geo People returns to Voyage’s Babies

Nat Geo People has acquired a second season of Pernel Media-coproduced ob doc series 4 Babies a Second. The 10x60mins season comes from Pernel Media and French channel Voyage. Nat Geo People has taken rights to all territories outside North America from 21st Century Fox stablemate Fox International Channels Content Sales. The show follows how […]

Pernel’s Baking Bad recipe appeals to Fox

Fox International Channels has commissioned Paris-based Pernel Media to produce an English-language cooking series featuring healthy eating expert Harry Eastwood. Baking Good Baking Bad will air on 24Kitchen channels in 2015, and on other FIC-owned networks such as Fox Life and Nat Geo People. The series will feature Eastwood, who is best known for Channel […]

Nat Geo Channel takes off with Turkish airline doc

National Geographic Channel Turkey has partnered with Turkish Airlines to create a fly-on-the-wall doc series. The pair claims the show, currently untitled, represents the first time an airline has allowed a production crew to film its daily functions. It will film at the busy Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 252 carriers, […]

Nat Geo bets on Bulloch Family Ranch

National Geographic has taken EMEA and Australian rights to reality series Bulloch Family Ranch. The series goes out on cable net Up in the US and is produced and distributed by Toronto-based producer/distributor Peace Point. It follows the day-to-day life of Rusty and Julie Bulloch who have raised over 25 at-risk teenagers and young adults […]

Fox channels reshuffles European execs

Fox International Channels has moved several of its senior executives in Europe into new positions following a restructure that has seen it split its business into new regional divisions. FIC veteran Adam Theiler (pictured) becomes executive VP of the Southern Europe & Africa unit, which covers Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Africa. Within that […]