Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution

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 […]

Fox hires eOne exec for new European sales role

The distribution arm of Fox has recruited Cristina Sala from Entertainment One to fill a new role overseeing sales to Italy, Switzerland and Greece. Sala will be vice president, sales, for the above mentioned territories, at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Sala will be based in a new Milan office the studio has opened. She […]

CTV reveals Screenings acquisitions

Canada’s CTV has acquired eight new series that launched internationally last week at the LA Screenings. The Canuck network bought Designated Survivor and Conviction from Entertainment One Television; This is Us and The Exorcist from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Notorious from Sony Pictures Television; American Housewife from Disney Media Distribution; and Time After Time […]

Fox’s European distribution boss exiting

Steve Cornish, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s European chief, will retire later this year after over three decades at the studio, TBI has learned. Cornish is senior vice president and managing director at the Fox sales division, based in its London headquarters, and among the longest-serving execs in the international TV business. He will retire […]

LA Screenings: Fox

Marion Edwards, president, international television, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Fox’s global sales chief is this year presenting a wide-ranging slate of serialised dramas, procedurals and comedies. Here, she tells TBI about what buyers can expect   TBI: What’s new about your 2015-16 slate? ME: We’ve got a big slate and have been working together […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Fox’s Empire to hit Viaplay

Fox’s hit drama Empire will launch on MTG’s streaming service Viaplay later this year. The drama has been a big hit for broadcast net Fox in the US. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution sells the series, which has already been picked up by a raft of buyers including ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, Channel 4 in the […]

Fox’s Empire headed to UK youth net

Fox’s new season break-out hit Empire has landed on UK TV. A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and British broadcaster Channel 4 will see the show air on young adult-skewed network E4. The Lee Daniels-produced 12x60mins show follows the CEO of a hip-hop dynasty, who has to decide which of his children should […]

BBC loses Family Guy to rival ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has swiped free TV rights to Fox animated comedy Family Guy from pubcaster the BBC. Under a multi-year pact with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Seth MacFarlane-created series Family Guy (pictured), American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown will go out on comedy and young adult-skewed ITV2. The deal […]

Hulu takes exclusive SVOD rights to Empire

American streaming platform Hulu has acquired exclusive subscription on-demand rights to Fox’s new season hit Empire. The deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution means Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to access season one and all future episodes of the show. Empire has become the biggest-rating new season network drama of the past five […]