Another top Fox executive is leaving in the first wave of layoffs following the completion of the Disney-Fox deal. Greg Meidel, president of Twentieth Television, is out. He is the first high-level TV departure post-merger. The distribution operations of Disney and Fox were expected to be especially hard hit by the consolidation, both on the film and TV side.
The station group will use ITN Holdings’ ProVantageX end-to-end television and video-everywhere platform so it can receive and respond more quickly to requests, simplify transactions, coordinate schedule maintenance and streamline the workflows for agencies across all FTS stations and their sales representatives.
A judge decides that Fox must face a claim for inducing prison officials to breach their duties towards incarcerated children.
BiteSize’s Hollywood Today Live, which started on the Web in 2012, makes its network TV debut on Fox, marking first time the network has launched a series based on an online show. The move shows how online content producers are expanding their reach with conventional media.
This morning the network introduced its fall lineup, and it looks to be Fox’s strongest fall schedule in years, thanks to the highly anticipated new shows The X Factor and Terra Nova. Fox will launch five new programs, including two nights of X Factor, which takes over American Idol‘s Wednesday and Thursday slot. The new programs include just one new drama, Nova, and three new comedies, which will be strategically spread throughout the week behind returning Fox hits so as to give them a strong lead-in and better chance at surviving.
Tony Vinciquerra is stepping down as CEO of Fox Networks, as part of a widescale overhaul of the company’s television operations. The 10-year company veteran oversaw the Fox television network and cable channels. He’s expected to be succeeded by David Haslingden.