Star World

Kumars comedy format travels to Turkey

The Kumars will be remade in Turkey after local broadcaster Star TV ordered a six episode version of the UK-originated comedy series. The scripted format deal was made by Hat Trick International, which distributes the series. The Turkish show will be based on The Kumars series produced by Hat Trick and Avatar in the UK […]

FIC Asia cuts major programming deal with Disney

Fox International Channels has acquired a package of new Disney-distributed TV series for its channels across Asia. The deal between FIC and Disney Media Distribution gives the channel operator first pay TV window rights to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Trophy Wife and Killer Women. FIC already has a movie […]

FIC inks channels deal with fledgling Thai operator

Fox International Channels has inked a deal with CTH and will provide the recently launched Thai pay TV platform with a range of its channels. CTH will carry FIC services including Star World and National Geographic as well as bringing Fox Action Movies and Fox Sports News to the Thai market for the first time. […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]

Fox Int’l Channels to launch Asia’s Next Top Model despite delays

Fox International Channels is to launch a local, pan regional version of the Next Top Model format later this month, despite production delays. The News Corp-backed broadcaster will launch the series on November 25 on its Star World channel. This comes after Singaporean producer Ice-TV faced cash flow problems. Ice-TV, which acquired the format rights […]