20th Television

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20th Television
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Founded 1989
Notable Works

20th Television (20th TV) is the distribution unit of 20th Century Fox Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company. From September 18, 1992 to April 16, 1995, it was also the name used by 20th Century Fox Television.

20th TV was formed in 1989 by 21st Century Fox's predecessor, News Corporation. Prior to 20th TV's establishment, 20th Century Fox TV directly handled distribution of its shows in off-network syndication, as well as producing shows for first-run syndication.

20th TV holds the TV distribution rights to its own first-run syndicated series and handles off-network syndication of most shows from 20th Century Fox TV. It is also the distributor for TV series acquired from the following companies and entities:

20th TV also formerly distributed most shows from Stephen J. Cannell Productions until January 24, 2006, when The Carsey-Werner Company acquired the distribution rights to the Cannell library.[1] It was also the advertising sales handler for shows distributed by Debmar-Mercury from 2007 until the Disney purchase of 20th TV and selected other assets of the former 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019, after which CBS Television Distribution took over ad sales for Debmar-Mercury.

In addition, 20th TV's international division, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, handles syndication of a majority of the shows it owns the rights to outside of North America while also handling international distribution of some shows whose syndication rights are owned by other companies in the United States.


  1. Carsey-Werner to distribute Cannell library

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