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Fox secures The Gifted, Orville & more for Nordics

Fox Networks Group has signed a new multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to secure exclusive content for Fox in Norway, Finland and Sweden alongside enhanced on-demand rights. The deal will see new shows including X-Men universe series The Gifted, sci-fi series The Orville (pictured) and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic […]

Fox promotes Gabay to new comedy post

Fox has promoted Jonathan Gabay to senior vice president of comedy development and programming. Gabay was formerly vice president of comedy development and programming. In his new position, he will be responsible for helping drive development efforts for the network’s comedy slate. He will report to Suzanna Makkos, Fox’s executive vice president of comedy development […]

New pilot from New Girl creator

The creator of Fox’s hit US comedy New Girl (pictured) has a new pilot at the US broadcast net. Liz Meriwether’s Thin Ice will be her first project since New Girl and will focus on a woman who moves to Antarctica where she finds herself surrounded by a group of colourful misfits. Twentieth Century Fox Television […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

Pope to head Robinov studio TV arm

Katherine Pope will run the new TV production arm of film producer Jeff Robinov’s independent movie studio. Having launched his company, Studio 8, last year with financial backing from China’s Fosun Group, former Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group president Robinov is branching out into television. Former Chernin Group president Pope will run the unit, which […]

Multi-studio deal brings back Blinkbox programme trial

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme. The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers. It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, […]

Reilly: Fox will bypass pilot season

US network Fox has declared itself out of the pilots game. Appearing at the net’s Television Critics Association tour presentation, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster’s chairman, entertainment, Kevin Reilly unveiled a slide reading, ‘R.I.P. Fox “Pilot season”, 1986-2013’ and declared: “We are going to be bypassing pilot season.” This not the first time a US […]

Fox realigns domestic syndie arm

21st Century Fox has moved to bring its syndication arm Twentieth Television under the umbrella of production wing Twentieth Century Fox Television. Greg Meidel will continue to head up Twentieth Television as president, but now reports into TCFTV c-chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. He previously reported to Fox News CEO and chairman Robert Ailes, […]

Netflix inks exclusive comedy content deal with Fox

Netflix has inked a deal with Fox for Zooey Deschanel comedy series New Girl. The US-only agreement gives the over the top service exclusive rights to the series and it has made the first season of the show available to its member from today. Subsequent seasons will be launched later. The series stretches to two […]