Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution


Fox hires formats veteran for sales

US studio Fox has hired Dorothy Crompton as its VP of format sales. Crompton has been in distribution for two decades, working for companies including Rive Gauche and Warner Bros.-owned Eyeworks. In her new LA-based role Crompton will oversee formats sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD), the US studio arm of Fox. She […]

Asia’s Television Forum

Yeow Hui Leng, senior project director of Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore organiser Reed Exhibitions tells TBI about this year’s edition of ATF How many attendees will be in town? We are expecting some 5,200 attendees this year, comparable to that in 2015. In 2015, 5,011 attendees from 60 countries attended ATF. In […]

New pilot from New Girl creator

The creator of Fox’s hit US comedy New Girl (pictured) has a new pilot at the US broadcast net. Liz Meriwether’s Thin Ice will be her first project since New Girl and will focus on a woman who moves to Antarctica where she finds herself surrounded by a group of colourful misfits. Twentieth Century Fox Television […]

Brogi gets Fox job, restructures distribution

Gina Brogi has taken the top job Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and implemented a restructure that see the studio distribution arm reorganised along regional lines. Brogi replaces Marion Edwards who is retiring, and leaves the studio at the end of the year. Brogi becomes president, global distribution at TCFTVD, overseeing TV and film sales. […]

Channel 4 buys NBC drama

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired NBC’s dramedy This is Us from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series debuted on NBC last week and scored 10.07 million viewers, rising to 13.47 million including catch-up. Its trailer had already amassed a record 64 million Facebook views and 8.5 million on YouTube. Channel 4 claims this […]

Syfy UK nabs new Exorcist

UK pay TV channel Syfy will broadcast 20th Century Fox Television’s series adaptation of seminal 1973 horror movie The Exorcist. NBCUniversal International Networks acquired the show, which was ordered to series in May at the Upfronts, for the channel from 20t Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is not a remake of the film of […]

Former Canal+ streaming boss resurfaces at Fox

Former Canal+ streaming boss Manuel Alduy has joined Fox and will head up the studio’s French sales and development efforts. As senior VP, sales and development at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, he will oversee sales of its content in France across free and pay TV, as well as to local SVOD platforms. Alduy left […]

Hulu snags Homeland from Fox

Hulu has acquired premium drama series from Fox. The hit drama goes out on premium cable net Showtime in the US. It is produced by Fox 21 and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, which struck the US streaming deal. The agreement gives Hulu the first four seasons of the drama, which is based on […]

Fox distribution chief Edwards to retire

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s international television president, Marion Edwards, is to retire at the end of this year, with a key lieutenant set to take her place. Gina Brogi, currently executive VP of worldwide pay television and subscription on-demand, will replace Edwards in January 2017. The pair have worked closely for significant period, and […]

Fox confirms Cornish successor

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has confirmed Dave Smyth will succeed managing director Steve Cornish, who is retiring after three decades. In May, TBI was first with the news Cornish (below right) would step down, with sources at the time saying Smyth (left) would step up to replace him. The 21st Century Fox-owned distribution business […]