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Extra: HGTV orders more “Good Bones”; Tubi heads to Australia

HGTV greenlights fifth season of Good Bones  Discovery-owned net HGTV has picked up 13 more episodes of mother-daughter home renovation series Good Bones. Good Bones follows Mina Starsiak Hawk, a real estate agent, and ...
August 29, 2019

HGTV greenlights fifth season of Good Bones 

Discovery-owned net HGTV has picked up 13 more episodes of mother-daughter home renovation series Good Bones.

Good Bones follows Mina Starsiak Hawk, a real estate agent, and Karen Laine, a former lawyer, as they buy and remodel crumbling Indianapolis properties.

The series’ fourth season attracted a total of more than 16.9 million viewers. New episodes are slated to debut in summer 2020.

Produced by Colorado-based High Noon Entertainment, the series is executive produced by Adam Bradley, Glenna Stacer Sayles and Scott Feeley.

Tubi set for Australian launch

San Francisco-based ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service Tubi will launch its free service in Australia in just three days.

The content offering will include 7,000 movies and television series at launch, which plans to expand in the near future.

Australian customers will be able to access Tubi via Telstra TV, Tubi.TV, or through internet-connected screens including Samsung TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Apple iOS, as well as Android tablets and smartphones. The service will also be available via game consoles, including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“Our library size in Australia will expand rapidly in the coming months and eventually grow to our current library size in the U.S. of 15,000 titles — and beyond,” said Farhad Massoudi, CEO of Tubi, in a statement. “We look forward to further activating new audiences who will discover the growing value of free video on demand.”

Tubi launches Sept. 1 in Australia.

CBS Studio International, TF1 Group ink multi-series deal

CBS Studios International, the multinational television production-distribution arm of CBS Television Studios, and France-based media holding company TF1 Group have entered an exclusive multi-series licensing agreement for new programming from CBS Television Studios.

As part of the agreement, TF1 Group has licensed several scripted series and secured broadcasting rights for the CSI franchise on its channels.

“This agreement demonstrates how we continue to monetize our programming by delivering an incredible array of powerful new content to top broadcasters around the globe,” said Barry Chamberlain, president of sales for CBS Studios International, in a statement.

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Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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