Empire


CBS & Imagine enter strategic four-year deal

CBS Corporation and Imagine Television Studios have entered into a four-year co-financing and first-look agreement for scripted and unscripted television and long-form digital programming. The new deal will see Ron Howard’s Imagine partner with CBS to co-produce and co-own programming for the CBS television network, SVOD service CBS All Access and premium cable channel Showtime, […]

Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of classic TV

Hulu is set to add near 3,000 episodes of classic shows after expanded agreements with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The US streaming service will add hit comedies, dramas and iconic series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Glee. Some shows have been added and others will follow in coming weeks. The […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

NBC poaches Fox exec to fill drama post

US broadcaster NBC has poached 20th Century Fox Television’s Lisa Katz to fill the role Pearlena Igbokwe vacated when she was promoted to president of Universal Television. Katz will become NBC’s executive VP, drama development on July 11, and will report to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. She replaces Igbokwe, who recently took over at […]

8, 9, 10, Telemundo

Luis Silberwasser took charge of Telemundo in late 2014 and has set about revolutionising its primetime. The president of the NBCU-owned US Hispanic net talks to Stewart Clarke Primetime in Spanish-language TV in the US has traditionally meant one thing: the lust, love, revenge and betrayal of the traditional telenovela. In an attempt to differentiate […]

SVOD platform goes live across Canada

Subscription on-demand service Shomi is now available to all internet-connected consumers in Canada. The service was previously available to customers of joint venture parents Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, but has now expanded its reach, a move first first mooted in May this year. The platform launched in beta in November 2014, and has since […]

Fox confirms Prison Break ‘sequel’

US broadcaster network Fox has confirmed it is bringing back conspiracy drama Prison Break as a limited series. Announcing the news at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday Fox Television Group co-CEO and chairman Dana Walden said the show would be a “bit of a sequel”. The original series ran for four seasons between 2005 […]

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 […]

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 […]