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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 […]

‘New Fox’ strikes $440m deal to acquire AVOD streamer Tubi

Fox Corp – the ‘new Fox’ headed up by Lachlan Murdoch and born out of Disney’s $71bn acquisition of 20th Century Fox – has struck a deal to acquire AVOD Tubi in an attempt to break into the streaming market. Fox will pay approximately $440m for Tubi, which is available in the US, Canada and […]

Tubi secures exclusive deal for Robert Rodriguez docuseries, movie

Fast-growing AVOD service Tubi is to be the exclusive streaming home to a movie and docuseries from From Dusk Till Dawn filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Red 11 and accompanying docuseries The Robert Rodriguez Film School will be available on Tubi in the US, Canada, and Mexico this summer. The movie is based on Rodriguez’s experiences in […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

AVOD poses “existential threat” to broadcast, says Endemol Shine sales boss

AVOD companies such as Tubi, Roku and Pluto TV pose an “existential threat” to the future of traditional broadcasters, according to Endemol Shine International sales boss Matt Creasey. Ad-supported streamers have rapidly emerged as a key partner for major distributors over the past 12 months, with companies such as Endemol Shine able to effectively monetise […]