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Fox orders mystery baking contest with Joel McHale

US-based Fox has commissioned a new investigative baking competition hosted by Community star Joel McHale. Crime Scene Kitchen is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Fly On The Wall Entertainment, with Conrad Green, Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Joel McHale attached to executive produce. The show will debut on Fox and streaming platform Tubi on […]

TBI Weekly: How AVOD is starting to pull out the big guns

If it hadn’t been for the double-barrel effect of a global pandemic and the launch of streamers direct from US studios, then 2020 would likely have been seen as a major trigger point in AVOD’s evolution.    As it is, these services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but there are soon to […]

Fox’s AVOD Tubi explores originals, with $4m per episode budgets mooted

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. […]

AVOD streamer Tubi expands in Mexico with Roku deal

Streaming service Roku has struck a deal with Fox Entertainment that will see its AVOD service Tubi rolled out on the platform in Mexico. The deal, which was struck by Tubi in partnership with Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, will allow local viewers to watch thousands of movies and TV shows via the service, with programmes […]

AVOD streamer Tubi takes global versions of ‘MasterChef’ & ‘Lego Masters’

Fox Entertainment-owned AVOD streamer Tubi has struck a deal that will see it offering international versions of formats including MasterChef and Lego Masters to viewers across the US. The deal with Banijay-owned Endemol Shine International will see Tubi become the only platform in the US where shows including MasterChef Australia, MasterChef Mexico, MasterChef Canada and […]

TBI Special Report Part Three: AVOD, SVOD & FTA: What’s Next?

Covid-19 has blindsided most of the TV business but the severity of the repercussions on SVOD, AVOD and broadcast sectors look likely to be felt across the long-term, writes Richard Middleton. There is a school of thought that the current pandemic we’re living through will provide the impetus for a wholesale shift in the way […]

Newly acquired Tubi offers ‘Masked Singer’ from parent Fox

Tubi is to offer episodes from the US version of unscripted hit The Masked Singer, just days after Fox Corp formally closed its $440m acquisition of the AVOD operator. The first two seasons of the singing series, which airs on Fox in the US, have become available via Tubi and episodes from the latest season […]

Fox Corp completes $440m deal for AVOD streamer Tubi

Fox Corp has completed its $440m acquisition of AVOD streamer Tubi, which was first announced last month. The ‘new Fox’, headed up by Lachlan Murdoch and born out of Disney’s $71bn acquisition of 20th Century Fox, has financed the deal with proceeds from the sale of its stake in fellow streamer Roku. When the Tubi […]

Exclusive: AVOD decline likely as Covid-19 hits once-surging sector

The Covid-19-induced slump in advertising spending is set to have deep repercussions on the until recently booming AVOD market, leading analysts tell TBI. AVOD had been touted as a major growth area for producers and rights owners but the Coronavirus pandemic has brought advertising spending to a screeching halt, leaving broadcasters such as ITV and […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with Covid-19

It might feel like you’ve been stuck indoors for months but for most readers outside of Asia, this week has been the first in which the deep impact of Covid-19 has truly started to be felt. So what have we learnt so far? M&A is on hold Whereas the impact of the 2008 credit crunch […]