FX Networks

FX & Comcast launch premium ad-free service

FX Networks and Comcast will launch FX+, a new service that will allow Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform featuring ad-free current seasons of every FX and FXX original series. FX+ will launch on September 5 and Xfinity TV customers can add the new service to their video package for $5.99 per […]

Landgraf’s FX ups trio

US cable channel FX Networks has promoted a trio of executives, with two execs who began as assistants to president John Landgraf’s taking new VP positions. The promotions see Colette Wilson become senior VP of current series and Barbara Crawford upped from a director post to become VP of current series. Both joined FX as […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Archer gets triple-season renewal at FX

FX animated comedy Archer has landed a triple-season renewal. This will bring the series through to ten seasons, with each of the new runs going to eight episodes. It’s a renewal RAMPAAAAAAAAGE. See you next year. #ArcherFX https://t.co/WxgMFvzBJt — Archer (@ArcherFX) June 21, 2016 This comes as the prodco that created the show, Floyd County […]

Fox Networks Group’s veteran CFO to step down

Fox Networks Group’s (FNG’s) long-standing chief finance officer (CFO), Del Mayberry, is due to step down after more than 30 years at the company. FNG’s executive VP, business operations and development, Ravi Ahuja, will take over the CFO role. In his new post Ahuja will directly manage finance and accounting and will continue to oversee […]

Fox unites Hawley’s Legion globally

New FX and Marvel series Legion will go day-and-date with its US debut on more than 125 Fox channels outside the States. Coming from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and set in the X-Men universe, Legion follows a trouble young man who realises the voices he heard and visions he sees may be real. Dan Stevens (Downton […]

FX: 409 US scripted series in 2015

Following John Langraf’s talk of television drama proliferation reaching its “peak”, FX Networks has released data showing there were 409 scripted series in the US this year. Fargo broadcaster FX’s researched showed the combined total of scripted series on broadcast networks, basic and pay cable networks, and OTT services had well surpassed 400, officially vindicating […]

FX ties down Fargo creator Hawley

US basic cable channel FX has tied down Fargo creator Noah Hawley to a new overall deal. The agreement spans three-years, tying Hawley to both FX Networks and FX Productions. His television adaptation of the Coen brothers’ Fargo has been a critical and ratings success for FX, and sold well for MGM Television. He will […]

NATPE survey: SVOD to drive scripted boom

Major SVOD platforms will play the biggest role in expected growth in the number of scripted programming hitting the market, according to executives survey in a new NATPE poll. Some 75% of NATPE members believe the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu will be the biggest players on the scripted market in […]

FX promotes programming trio

US cable channel FX Networks has promoted Gina Balian, Nicole Clemens and Jonathan Frank to executive VP level. Balian has been named EVP of limited series, Clemens to EVP of series development and Frank to EVP of current series. All three will report to FX president of original programming Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, who […]

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