Fox reportedly turned down $2bn Tubi offer

Fox has reportedly turned down multiple “unsolicited offers” of more than $2bn for its AVOD service Tubi. That figure is more than four times what the company paid for Tubi when it acquired the platform for $440m in 2020. The report comes from Bloomberg, which did not name who had made the offers or when, […]

WBD moves FAST as 200+ shows incl ‘Westworld’ head to Tubi & Roku

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is to launch branded FAST channels for series including the recently cancelled Westworld via ad-supported platforms The Roku Channel and Fox-owned Tubi. The deal with The Roku Channel encompasses titles including Westworld, The Bachelor, Cake Boss, Say Yes To The Dress and F-Boy Island (among others), which will come to the […]

Tubi gets cooking with ‘Kitchen Commando’ from Studio Ramsay Global

Fox-owned AVOD service Tubi has announced its first original unscripted cooking series, Kitchen Commando, from Gordan Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay Global. Produced with Fox Alternative Entertainment, the series will follow former US Army Master Sergeant and White House Chef, Andre Rush, take on a new mission to save struggling restaurants and reignite their passion for the […]

Tech & Analysis: How US streamers are doubling down on Spanish-language shows

US-based streamers are doubling-down on Spanish-language content and making significant investments over recent years. Ahead of Content Americas, Mark Layton tracks developments via exclusive findings from our research partner, Omdia. Spanish-language TV content was relatively under-represented on the major US OTT video services back in 2020 but this is beginning to change – and fast. […]

PBS Distribution hires Curiosity Stream & Discovery alum for content partnerships

PBS has hired a former VP of programming at Curiosity Stream to work across its distribution operations. Devin Cheema becomes director of content partnerships at PBS Distribution, having previously spent almost six years at US-based streamer Curiosity Stream. She joined in 2015 as SVP of operations before moving up two years later to become head […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How US streamers are getting animated

As those working in the kids animation business prepare to head to Cannes for MIPJr this weekend, Omdia analyst Tim Westcott digs into the numbers to reveal just how big a role animated content plays in the overall offering of the major US streamers. Nobody can deny the rising importance of animation to global streaming […]

Tubi pairs with TMZ for docuseries as Fox’s AVOD streamer expands originals

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi has expanded its relationship with gossip firm TMZ to launch a new docuseries together. TMZ No BS will feature never-before-seen stories and reporting that “provides an eye-opening look at people who have been widely covered, but never really understood.” Each of the 12 episodes will explore celebs from entertainment, sports and politics, […]

Tubi orders adult animation ‘Breaking Bear’

Fox’s US AVOD service Tubi has commissioned Breaking Bear, an adult animated series exec produced by former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge. Created by Julien Nitzberg (The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia) and produced by Cartel Entertainment (Creepshow, Day Of The Dead) and DeLonge’s To The Stars Media (Monsters Of California, Unidentified), Breaking […]

Tubi expanding into five LatAm territories

Fox-owned FAST platform Tubi has announced an expansion in Latin America. The streamer will expand into five countries in the region this month: Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. They join Tubi’s current offering In Mexico, where the streamer launched in 2020. Tubi will be fully localised for the region in Spanish-language, and […]

Gordon Ramsay FAST channel launches on Tubi

Fox-owned FAST operator Tubi has announced the launch of a new channel dedicated to British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The Gordon Ramsay channel features episodes from the personality’s series including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef and Masterchef Junior. Starting in September, the channel’s offering will expand to include Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, Gordon […]

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