Tubi preps first original adult animation with time-travelling ‘Freak Brothers’

Fox-owned AVOD streamer Tubi has unveiled its first original adult animated series, which is based on a cult classic underground comic series. The Freak Brothers has been produced by US-based WTG Enterprises and is based on Gilbert Shelton’s The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. It chronicles the escapades of a trio of stoner anti-establishment characters and […]

TikTok & Fox’s Tubi link up for millennial reunion show

Fox-owned AVOD streamer Tubi has linked ups with TikTok on a live ‘reunion special’ trivia show featuring 1990s/00s stars such as Paris Hilton and Marlon Wayans. The hour-long programme will debut on the social media service on 30 June and is being hosted by TikTok creator Brittany Broski. It will bring together “fan favourite” stars […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Unpacking OTT’s global revenue prospects

Streaming services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but research revealed today suggests an ongoing growth trajectory for OTT over the next five years, writes Richard Middleton. Netflix might have seen its global subscriber numbers disappoint last week but there seems little doubt that the wider industry trend towards streaming will only […]

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 […]

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