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 […]

AVOD service Tubi partners with TV Azteca for Mexico launch

Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, is to expand into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and promote the service to its audience via online and other platforms. TV Azteca’s titles will also be made […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

AVOD streamer Tubi unveils plans for UK launch and kids service

AVOD service Tubi is to launch in the UK in 2020 and has unveiled plans to launch a dedicated children’s service around the world later this month. Farhad Massoudi, CEO at the fast-growing streamer, used his keynote speech at MIPCOM today to confirm that the company would expand into the UK early next year, with […]

Warner Bros. inks AVOD deal with Tubi for ‘The Bachelor’

Dating competition show The Bachelor is heading to AVOD service Tubi as part of a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The first series of the popular US format will be made available on the free, ad-supported platform on 1 April, along with initial series of The Bachelorette and The Bachelorette special Trista & Ryan’s Wedding, […]