TUBI APPOINTS DAVID SALMON TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION FOR THE #1 AVOD PLAYER IN THE U.S.
Salmon Joins as Tubi is the #1 Pure-Play AVOD Player in Canada and the Most Watched Free TV and Movie Streaming Service in the U.S.SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2023 – Tubi (www.tubitv.com), Fox Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) ad-supported video-on-demand service, today announced that David Salmon has been appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director, International. Salmon is based in the U.K. and will report to Anjali Sud, CEO of Tubi. “Tubi has now led the U.S. market as the #1 AVOD player for 6 months, and we believe our unique product and content strategy is ready for the global stage,” said Anjali Sud, CEO of Tubi. “As other services raise subscription fees for consumers, we believe that audiences around the world will look for more choice, more personalization and less friction in how they are entertained. David brings an incredibly rare combination of entrepreneurial, technical and streaming expertise in global markets, and I’m thrilled to expand our footprint with his leadership.” Prior to joining Tubi, Salmon spent more than a decade at sports, media and entertainment group Endeavor, focused on founding and scaling digital businesses. He was most recently founder and CTO of Endeavor Streaming, Endeavor’s video technology group, where he drove the business from inception to market leader. “Tubi has an industry-leading position in the U.S. and we’re looking to replicate that success across international markets,” said David Salmon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, International, at Tubi. “We already have a fast-growing footprint in Canada, Australia and Central America, and I'm excited to join Anjali and the team during this time of growth to advance those efforts while expanding into new markets like the U.K and further into Latin America.” Tubi has surpassed 70 million monthly active users and is currently available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama, Australia and New Zealand. Tubi recently expanded its offering in Canada, where it is currently the #1 pure-play AVOD streaming service, launching over 40 FAST channels to complement its vast video-on-demand catalog that exceeds 150,000 movies and TV episodes. Tubi is in a unique position to capitalize on advertising growth internationally, combining an industry-leading technology platform and content discovery algorithm with the world’s largest content library. Viewers enjoy free content with a low ad-load and clutter-free experience, while advertisers can access the latest advancements in tools for planning, buying and measuring performance across platforms and streaming investments. For more information about Tubi go to TubiTV.com. About Tubi Tubi is the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., dedicated to providing all people access to all the world's stories. As a leading ad-supported video-on-demand service, the company engages diverse audiences through a personalized experience and the world’s largest content library of over 200,000 movies and TV episodes, a growing collection of Tubi Originals, and nearly 250 FAST channels. Tubi is part of the Tubi Media Group, a division of Fox Corporation that oversees the company’s digital businesses. For media inquiries, please contact: Seana Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org # # #
All titles below begin streaming for free on December 1 unless otherwise noted:
LAST RESORT (12/14):
When an ex-soldier’s family is taken hostage in a bank robbery, he must neutralize the perpetrators as a lethal toxin is stolen from the vault.
PREPARE TO DIE (12/29):
A young man trains in the ways of martial arts to seek vengeance on the corrupt landowner who murdered his family.
TMZ NO BS: BAD BUNNY (12/13):
What happens when the quest for clicks goes too far? TMZ examines the dark & sometimes deadly side of social Bad Bunny’s ascent to superstardom is as unlikely as they come. TMZ explores how a kid from Puerto Rico became the biggest musical act on the planet.
GONE BEFORE HIS TIME: FREDDIE PRINZE SR. (12/20):
A deep dive into the short yet impactful life of the trailblazing latin comic, whose son also went on to a career of much acclaim.
SATAN WANTS YOU (12/22):
When a 1980 memoir uncovered a Satanist abduction, a Satanic Panic pervaded the globe, leaving destruction and wrongful convictions in its wake.
BEHIND THE CRIME: KILLER EX-BOYFRIEND (12/27):
Dive into the case of a Wisconsin father, convicted of brutally murdering his ex-lover's new partner – a man whose body was never found.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS (12/15):
Finding herself on the wrong side of a union battle, a refugee turned hotshot fashionista lawyer launches her own brand of designer philanthropy.
BLACK MOLD (12/7):
When Brooke encounters a stranger in an abandoned building, her traumatic memories surface, and she must either find closure or let fear consume her.
TUBI PARTNERS WITH THE BLACK LIST ON THE
"TO BE COMMISSIONED INITIATIVE”
Tubi Will Select Five Genre Focused Screenplays Intended to Be Developed, Produced and Distributed by Tubi from
Emerging and Established Writers
Submissions Can be Made on HERE Beginning TodaySAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2023 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), Fox Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) ad-supported video-on-demand service, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Black List on the “To Be Commissioned” Initiative to provide both emerging and established writers with the opportunity to submit their screenplays intended to be developed, produced and distributed by Tubi. Tubi is commissioning five scripts that speak to young, diverse audiences that fit into one of the following genres: Sci-Fi, Faith, Comedy and Romance as well as Wild Card (any genre) which allows for the inclusion of a great script that may not fall within the other specified genres. Writers can submit their entries by visiting https://blcklst.com/programs/the-to-be-commissioned-initiative beginning today and the submission program will run through March 15, 2024. “Tubi is dedicated to telling all the world’s stories, and that starts with the art and craft of screenwriting,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “We’re honored to partner with Franklin Leonard and his team at the Black List who are pioneers at nurturing writers, and together we’re thrilled to discover five diverse stories that deserve to be told.” “The best business plan has always been a great screenplay, and we’re excited to help Tubi find five to make into films for their large and growing audience to enjoy,” said Franklin Leonard, founder of the Black List. “Tubi has done a particularly savvy thing with the kinds of movies they’re targeting and supporting 200 writers in getting access to the Black List site at no cost to them.” Tubi offers viewers the world's largest content library, which now exceeds 225,000 movies and TV episodes, approx 300 FAST channels. Tubi has committed to a content strategy that showcases diverse voices and stories for young and multicultural audiences, and this partnership with the Black List is one of many avenues in which Tubi is bringing in new, underrepresented storytellers to the platform. The Black List will be executive producing all five films, and will be collaborating closely with Tubi throughout the entirety of the program. Writers around the world over the age of 18 are welcome to submit their work, but all submitted scripts must be in English. Any script that is hosted on the Black List and has received at least one evaluation is eligible for submission. Writers are also welcome to upload new projects for consideration in this program. Tubi will also be providing fee waivers for one evaluation and one month of hosting for 200 writers from traditionally underrepresented communities. Additional details about how to apply for a Tubi fee waiver will be available on the program submission page on blcklst.com. All fee waivers will be distributed at the discretion of Tubi and the Black List. After submissions close, a committee of Tubi content executives will come together to review all of the scripts and announce those that will be moving forward with development. Viewers can expect to see these Tubi Original Movies starting to hit Tubi as early as 2025. For FAQ surrounding the submission process and guidelines please visit blcklst.com/help. About Tubi Tubi is the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., dedicated to providing all people access to all the world’s stories. As a leading ad-supported video-on-demand service, the company engages diverse audiences through a personalized experience and the world’s largest content library of over 225,000 movies and TV episodes, a growing collection of Tubi Originals, and nearly 300 FAST channels. Tubi is part of the Tubi Media Group, a division of Fox Corporation that oversees the company’s digital businesses. About The Black List The Black List is a renowned platform dedicated to nurturing written storytelling and empowering writers to maximize their professional potential. First established in 2005 as an annual survey of Hollywood's most-liked unproduced screenplays, the Black List has since grown into a comprehensive resource for the creative industries, serving thousands of agents, managers, showrunners, producers, financiers, directors, actor, and theater directors. Our virtual marketplace, blcklst.com, caters to the film, television, and theater industries, connecting writers from over 50 countries with industry members from around the globe. For media inquiries, please contact: Andrea Lamelas email@example.com Kate Hagen firstname.lastname@example.org
Tubi Appoints Sameer Balgi as CFOSAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2023 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), Fox Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) ad-supported video-on-demand service, today announced that Sameer Balgi has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective November 6, 2023. Balgi joins as Tubi continues its momentum as the #1 AVOD player and most watched free ad-supported TV streaming service in the U.S. Balgi joins Tubi from Amazon, where he was most recently CFO of Freevee and head of finance for Prime Video’s US Marketplace business including Digital Store and Prime Video Channels. In his new role, Balgi will be responsible for Tubi’s financial strategy and operations globally, and will be focused on maximizing the impact and efficiency of the company’s investments to drive scalable growth and market leadership. "Sameer is a seasoned and strategic executive who stood out in a competitive process for his expertise in AVOD and streaming, his experience driving efficiency and scale, and his thoughtful and solutions-driven approach,” said Anjali Sud, Chief Executive Officer of Tubi. “Tubi is watched as much as a top 5 cable network and saw total viewing time grow 65% year-over-year in Q1. We have earned the right to win a greater share of advertiser dollars, and I am excited to welcome Sameer to our team to accelerate this opportunity.” “I am thrilled to join Tubi at such a transformational time,” said Sameer Balgi, incoming Tubi CFO. “Tubi has been a leader in ad-supported streaming for over a decade and has built a strong foundation with innovative ad technology, a highly engaged viewer base, and the world’s largest content library. I look forward to working closely with Anjali and the team to deliver meaningful shareholder value and to help Tubi usher in the next generation of entertainment.” Balgi is a global finance leader with nearly two decades of experience in media and technology. He began his tenure at Amazon in Amazon Music transitioning the business from transactional (mp3) to Streaming with the launch of Prime Music and subsequently Amazon Music Unlimited. He went on to hold several roles in Amazon Advertising across Sales Finance and Amazon Analytics before transitioning to CFO of FreeVee in addition to ownership of Ads finance for broader OTT, Audio and Device Advertising. Prior to Amazon, Balgi spent six years at Procter & Gamble leading global strategy and upstream innovation planning to deliver growth on the Skin Care and Personal Care Portfolio. Earlier in his career, Balgi worked in a consulting company focused on network redesign, product lifecycle management and more. For more information about Tubi go to Tubi.tv. About Tubi Tubi is the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., dedicated to providing all people access to all the world's stories. As a leading ad-supported video-on-demand service, the company engages diverse audiences through a personalized experience and the world’s largest content library of over 200,000 movies and TV episodes, a growing collection of Tubi Originals, and nearly 250 FAST channels. Tubi is part of the Tubi Media Group, a division of Fox Corporation that oversees the company’s digital businesses. For media inquiries, please contact: Seana Sullivan email@example.com # # #
NBA G LEAGUE AND TUBI ANNOUNCE
Tubi Elevates Sports Offering with Live Games Available Exclusively on The Platform via “NBA G League TV”
First Game on Tubi Tips Off Nov. 10 with G League Ignite
Taking on the Ontario ClippersSAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, November 8, 2023 - Tubi, Fox Corporation's (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) ad-supported video-on-demand service, and the NBA G League, the NBA’s official development league, today announced a multi-year partnership to make NBA G League games available on Tubi. The partnership tips off with NBA G League Ignite vs. Ontario Clippers game at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 10. As part of the collaboration, an array of live exclusive G League games and real-time coverage of rising, influential players via a new FAST Channel will be available on Tubi Game Days: “NBA G League TV”. "We are thrilled to team up with the NBA G League for over 75 exciting match-ups and unbelievable moments from the game’s breakout emerging players,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “Bringing together the G League’s next generation of stars and our young and highly engaged audience is another dynamic step in our sports content strategy.” “We are excited to further expand access and deepen engagement with our fans through this partnership with Tubi,” said NBA G League Chief Operating Officer Portia Archer. “The G League is filled with tomorrow’s NBA stars and we can’t wait for Tubi’s audience to experience the elite competition and exceptional talent in our league.” NBA G League TV will feature more than 75 live games each season, including more than a dozen G League Ignite games and select G League Playoff games, all available exclusively on Tubi. Each Friday and Saturday throughout the season, NBA G League TV will air a doubleheader, offering fans four exclusive live games per weekend, in addition to a wide array of all-access behind-the-scenes content, original series, studio programming, classic games and highlights. The channel will be available for 48 hours on Fridays and Saturdays for Tubi Game Days, beginning every Friday at 9:00 a.m. ET Tubi will have big games, filled with rising stars and fan-favorite teams, including (schedule subject to change):
- Friday, Nov. 17: Santa Cruz Warriors vs G League Ignite
- Saturday, Dec. 12: Windy City Bulls vs Wisconsin Herd
- Friday, Jan. 19: G League Ignite vs Mexico City Capitanes
- Saturday, Feb. 10: Delaware Blue Coats vs Austin Spurs
- Friday, March 29: South Bay Lakers vs Mexico City Capitanes
- April 2024: First Round and Conference Semifinals of the NBA G League Playoffs
Tubi Survey Unveils Streaming Habits of HBCU Students on the Heels of Homecoming
Connection, Culture and Community: Tubi’s Growing Affinity Among HBCU StudentsSAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 2023 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv) today unveiled streaming habits of HBCU students including a growing affinity for the most watched free TV streaming service in the U.S. In a survey fielded in September, Tubi stood out as a cultural beacon and a primary choice as a platform of preference for both content discovery and viewing with 75% of HBCU students prioritizing the service for entertainment. The findings underscore a transformative shift to free ad supported streaming television, with Tubi emerging as a top choice for HBCU students, reflecting its commitment to authenticity, relatability, and accessibility. The survey, conducted from September 21st to September 29th, 2023 by Sage Outcomes, found it's not just about finding a platform to stream favorite shows or movies; it's about finding a platform that understands the audience, resonates with their experiences, and mirrors their narratives. Key points from the survey findings included:
- Free & Unique Programming: 75% of HBCU students prioritize Tubi for its free streaming model and its vast catalog. 42% of respondents said Tubi has content that other platforms do not have (42%).
- Word of Mouth: Many students tune in to Tubi content based on recommendations from peers (39%).
- Power of Personalization: More than half of students find content on Tubi through personalized recommendations.
- Bridging Legacies: Black Greek life narratives resonate deeply with over 60% of students involved in these communities and gravitate toward content that relates to their lived experiences.
- Cultural and Authentic Connection: Tubi's content offerings are tailored to the HBCU experience that tend to over-index on nostalgic classics that are among daily culturally trending conversations and humor, with 54% of HBCU students favoring comedy content on Tubi.
- Streaming Habits: Nearly 50% of HBCU students engage with TV content several times a week, with 40% tuning in daily.
- Device Versatility: A significant majority of students prefer streaming Tubi on TVs (57%), followed closely by smartphones (54%).
- Communal Consumption: While 35% of HBCU students enjoy watching Tubi solo, 40% opt for a shared experience with roommates or dorm mates.
- Relax & Engage: A soothing 72% of students turn to Tubi for relaxation post a hectic day, while 42% remain actively engrossed.
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