Network Ten Cancels ‘Everybody Dance Now’
Australia’s Network Ten has axed Everybody Dance Now, a reality dance show hosted by Sarah Murdoch, the wife of Ten chairman Lachlan Murdoch. The network pulled the plug on the show produced by FremantleMedia after airing just three episodes. The premiere, which featured U.S. “dance masters” Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo, garnered just 598,000 viewers, which plummeted to 304,000 for the second episode. The winning team was to have received $A250,000 ($262,000). “We are trying new formats … Unfortunately, we didn’t get the Everybody Dance Now format right,” said Ten CEO James Warburton. - Don Groves
Viacom’s Bakori Davis Named A+E Networks UK VP Commercial Ops
A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, has appointed Bakori Davis as VP of commercial operations. Davis is a Viacom Media Networks veteran who will be responsible for all linear and non-linear channel distribution within the UK, Ireland, Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordic region, Benelux, Iceland, Greece, Africa and the Middle East. He will focus on driving growth in A+E Networks UK’s channel portfolio including History, Crime & Investigation Network, Bio and Military History.