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Fox Networks Groups restructures African team

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has unveiled a new executive team structure for its Africa division, which currently operates eight PayTV channel brands including National Geographic, FOX, FOX Sports and Baby TV. As part of the shake-up, Vasilis Iliopoulos (left) will expand his role to become SVP for FNG Africa, alongside his existing […]

Nat Geo orders string of drama & factual titles

National Geographic has announced a string of new titles across its channels including a Ridley Scott drama and a double factual order from the UK’s Plimsoll Productions. The Hot Zone, is a scripted series based on Richard Preston’s best selling book about the Ebola Virus, which will be executive produced by Ridley Scott. Lynda Obst […]

Sundance kicks off with deals for US cable networks

A host of factual deals have been announced during the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, including acquisitions for Starz and original shows for the event’s affiliated network, SundanceTV. The latter has invested further into true crime by greenlit three new docuseries. The Road to Jonestown, is from Appian Way and Stephen David Entertainment. Ministry of […]

Nat Geo & Fox bring back Seth MacFarlane’s Cosmos

Fox and National Geographic have announced that they will bring back Emmy Award-winning series Cosmos, after a successful series in 2014. Cosmos: Possible Worlds is a new 13-part series and will premiere globally in Spring 2019. The title which hails from executive producer, writer, director and creator Ann Druyan with executive producers Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga and […]

Disney secures $66bn 21st Century Fox entertainment takeover

The Walt Disney Company has secured a US$66 billion deal that hands it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, marking a seismic moment in recent entertainment history. The deal effectively brings to an end Rupert Murdoch’s long career in entertainment media empire building, though he retains control of News Corp, which is […]

Viu orders BBC Worldwide India-produced adventure original

Viu, the Asian VOD service, is set to launch its first adventure reality show I Can You Can this week, which is produced by BBC Worldwide India. The streamer has partnered with health brand Nicotex for the series, which aims to stop people smoking. I Can You Can, is a six-episode series that showcases the […]

Iger could remain Disney CEO after Fox deal closes

Disney chief Bob Iger might not be done just yet. Reports claim Iger might re-up in his role as CEO of The Walt Disney Company after closure of an agreement for various 21st Century Fox assets. The development came shortly after news that Fox chief James Murdoch could become CEO of the merged entity, with […]

Fox launches Nat Geo on-demand service in Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

Blue Ant TV boss steps down in rejig

Blue Ant Media’s CEO of television and digital, Raja Khanna, is leaving the Canadian content business after more than a decade. He will leave his post at the end of the year, as the company continues to position itself as an international production, distribution and channels operation. “In order to deliver on our growth strategy, […]

Nat Geo orders tech bubble drama hybrid

National Geographic is to examine the bursting of 1990s tech bubble in a six-part drama-documentary hybrid series. Valley of the Boom will come from STXtv, and is billed as an “adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery” that came before the bubble burst towards the beginning of Silicon Valley. Matthew Carnahan is […]

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