Hernan Lopez leaving in Fox reorganisation

Fox has reorganised its international channels and content division along regional lines in a shake-up that sees Fox International Channels brand dropped and FIC CEO Hernan Lopez exit. The international business will now be organised under the Fox Networks Group banner, with three distinct regional divisions; Europe, Asia and Latin America. Jan Koeppen will become […]

Fox Play VoD service launches in Poland

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched a new on-demand service, Fox Play, for pay TV subscribers in Poland.  Polish operator Vectra will be the first to offer the service to its subscribers, allowing them to watch full series and shows from the Fox and Fox Comedy channels. Viewers able to access the service via the […]

Ford leave TV3 to take over at Fox UK

Jeff Ford is leaving Irish broadcaster TV3 to take the helm of Fox International Channel’s UK operations. Former Channel 5 content boss Ford will be general manager of Fox International Channels UK and steps into the new role in April. He will be based in London in the new role, a key consideration in his […]

Fox names Eurosport’s Bramly as French chief

Fox International Channels has recruited Olivier Bramly as its general manager for France, replacing Frederic Chevance who has stepped down. Bramly joins from Eurosport where he was latterly senior VP, global distribution. He was at the sports channel operator – now owned by Discovery Communications – since 1999 and worked on the launches of Eurosport […]

FIC launches channels on ACTV in Nigeria

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched eight of its channels on the new Nigerian pay TV platform, African Cable TV (ACTV). Fox, Fox Crime, FX, National Geographic Gold, Fox Movies, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV went live on the DTH platform at the end of November. FIC said the partnership with ACTV […]

Fox merges Turkish free, pay arms

Fox International Channels’ pay and free TV businesses in Turkey are merging. Fox International Channels Turkey and Fox Turkey will now operate as a single business unit under FIC’s executive VP, southern Europe and Africa Adam Theiler. The change results in the departure of Pietro Vicari, who has run the Fox Turkey business for the […]

Former Fox exec Calemzuk forms Rampante

Former Fox and Shine boss Emiliano Calemzuk has created a new content company, Rampante, and teamed up with publishing group Time Inc. to form a new production company. The new prodco will make video content for a new multiplatform library and will also help Time distribute its video content. Time Inc. brands include Sports Illustrated, […]

Fox taps Lattelecom for advertising sales

Fox International Channels (FIC) has struck a deal with Latvian telco Lattelecom that will see the latter manage advertising sales for Fox, Fox Life and National Geographic Channel in Latvia. From January next year, Lattelecom will be the exclusive advertising sales agent for the channels in the Baltic country. Arvils Kupris, Lattelecom’s TV business director, […]

Fox launches content sales group

Fox International Channels is bringing together its sales divisions to create a new umbrella distribution group, drafting in ex-Sky Vision exec Connie Hodson as part of a new look team. The new division, Fox International Channels Content Sales, will now oversee distribution of all series and specials from FIC’s channel brands under the leadership of executive VP, global […]

Fox International Channels takes Tiger Mom

Fox International Channels has taken international broadcast and distribution rights to Tiger Mom, the upcoming China-produced comedy drama. The show will debut on FIC’s Chinese entertainment channel Star Chinese Channel. It is made New Classics Media and FIC has brokered a deal with the China-based prodco for all international rights. Tiger Mom follows a set […]

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