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Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Canadian cablers take on Netflix with Shomi

Shaw and Rogers are launching Shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which will go head to head with Netflix in the battle for Canadian SVOD customers. Announcing the new service yesterday, the Canadian cable operator and media companies said that Shomi will use ‘algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch’. […]

CBS poaches Fox, Television 360 drama execs

CBS Television Studios has hired a pair of drama executives, one from rival broadcaster Fox and the other from US indie Television 360. Meghan Lyvers, who was previously at Management 360’s TV unit, has been named senior VP, drama development, while Brianna Bennett has become VP, drama development. Lyvers is also the former former VP, […]

Fox Intn’l poaches Warner Bros veteran Robinson

The distribution arm of 21st Century Fox has recruited Matthew Robinson for a senior sales role. Robinson will be senior VP, International Television at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. He joins from rival studio Warner Bros. where he worked for 16 years, most recently he was Vp, international sales planning. Prior to his long stint […]

X Factor ratings, currency issues weigh on Fox results

Poor X Factor ratings, extra programming costs and currency issues in several international markets have weighed on 21st Century Fox’s latest results. Internationally, Fox said that weak currencies in some its emerging markets will impact the results at its channels unit and the company said it now anticipates an adverse impact of US$50-US$75 million more […]

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 […]

News brief: Universal Channel buys US Rake from Sony

Universal Channel has acquired US drama series Rake. The UK pay TV channel has bought the show from Sony Pictures Television which produces the series along with Fedora Entertainment. Rake stars Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) as a self destructive criminal lawyer. It is a US remake of an Australian drama of the […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]

Oz’s Network Ten picks up Reign and raft of LA Screenings shows

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has told TBI the shows it has selected from this year’s LA Screenings, which include CBS’ hotly-tipped period drama Reign. Ten has output deals with CBS and Fox and has chosen a raft of new shows from the Studios. From CBS Studios International it has Reign, the series, described as […]

Gavin & Stacey US remake among Fox pick-ups

The Sony Pictures Television-produced remake of BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey is among five comedies US broadcast network Fox has picked up ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Four dramas have also been ordered. Us & Them, which is based on the popular BBC3 show about a couple that fall in love despite living on different […]