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Fox realigns domestic syndie arm

230608_0541_familyguy21st Century Fox has moved to bring its syndication arm Twentieth Television under the umbrella of production wing Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Greg Meidel will continue to head up Twentieth Television as president, but now reports into TCFTV c-chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. He previously reported to Fox News CEO and chairman Robert Ailes, who has now lost control of the Twentieth Television division.

The news comes after News Corp split its entertainment and publishing business in two earlier this month, with 21st Century Fox becoming the new trading name of the TV and film unit.

Meidel will remain in charge of domestic broadcast and cable TV syndication of TCFTV’s hit series such as Modern Family, Glee, Family Guy (pictured), The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Homeland and New Girl

Twentieth Television was previous part of the Fox Television Stations group, which will now have Stephen Brown, executive VP, programming and development in charge. Brown will report into Fox Television Stations’ CEO Jack Abernathy.

Fox Television Stations will continue to develop and produce daytime programming.

“This reorganisation underscores the changing landscape of the syndication TV business, more closely aligning the distribution of our shows with our content creators,” said Chase Carey, president and COO, 21st Century Fox. “I am confident that Greg will continue to be a driving force in capturing revenue opportunities for the programming we produce, including Twentieth Century Fox Television powerhouse brands like Glee and Modern Family.”

“Fox Television Stations has achieved great success over the recent years and built a real position of leadership, expanding its footprint in key markets and bringing innovative programming to its millions of loyal viewers with investments in first-run production as well as news, live event TV and talk,” he added.