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MIPCOM ’19: Fox Entertainment, Propagate team for distribution deal

Fox Entertainment has inked an international distribution partnership with Propagate Content, the Los Angeles-based global studio helmed by Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman. Under terms of the deal, Propagate will distribute ...
October 16, 2019

Fox Entertainment has inked an international distribution partnership with Propagate Content, the Los Angeles-based global studio helmed by Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman.

Under terms of the deal, Propagate will distribute Fox’s unscripted content catalog and format rights worldwide, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

Anchoring the distribution deal are program sales rights for reality singing competition series The Masked Singer (pictured), produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment, Fox’s recently launched in-house unscripted prodco; program sales and format rights to ride-along docuseries First Responders Live from Wolf Entertainment and 44 Blue Productions; and the forthcoming physical competition series Ultimate Tag from Znak & Co., and Fox Alternative Entertainment, and hosted by NFL sibling trio JJ, TJ and Derek Watt.

“It should come as no surprise that a key part of Fox Entertainment’s growth strategy is the overseas distribution of its programming,” said Amy Carney, COO at FOX Entertainment, in a statement. “Ben, Howard and their entire team have such a thorough understanding of the overseas market. It was important for us to find a partner that shared our entrepreneurial spirit, and we are excited to move forward.”

“Fox has long been a leader in unscripted programming and Fox Entertainment continues to bring audiences engaging, appointment TV series, featuring groundbreaking formats with strong international potential,” added Cyrus Farrokh, president of Propagate Content International. “We are extremely excited to offer our distribution partners program and format rights to these world-class shows starting at MIPCOM 2019.”

About The Author
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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