Fox International Channels creates senior sales role

Fox International Channels has hired Entertainment One executive Prentiss Fraser in a senior sales role. FIC has said Fraser will become senior VP, global entertainment sales, a newly-created, London-based position where she will oversee international sales of entertainment content for FIC. Fraser was senior VP, worldwide sales, at eOne Television International. Her departure follows that […]

FIC replaces Setanta with Fox Sports in sub-Saharan Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. FIC said that the rebranding and re-launch of the channels consolidates Fox brands in the region. The two channels are set to launch in August 2014 to coincide with the kick-off of the new […]

Fox International Channels renews French playout deal

Fox International Channels (FIC) has renewed a broadcast services contract with TDF Group-owned Arkena for the playout of Voyage HD and Nat Geo Wild HD in the French market.  Arkena has been providing playout services to FIC France since June 2000. In addition to playout, the contract consolidates the operation and maintenance of the channels’ […]

FIC continues Nat Geo People rollout

Fox International Channels said will launch its new Nat Geo People channel in a total of 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, following its rollout in Germany over the weekend. In Germany the network is now available on the KDG, Unity and Kabel Baden Württemberg pay TV platforms, and with its […]

Fox International Channels poaches pay TV exec for Europe

Fox International Channels Southern Europe and Africa has appointed Vera Pinto Pereira to become its COO. The job is a new role. Based in FIC’s Lisbon office, Pinto Pereira will work on developing new business opportunities and maintaining existing affiliate partner relationships. She will report into FIC Southern Europe and Africa’s executive VP Adam Theiler […]

FIC makes European media sales hire

Fox International Channels has appointed Jean-Philippe Amos as its vice-president of media sales and partnerships, international and France. Amos will be responsible for Fox International Channel’s international advertising sales out of France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. He will also manage local advertising sales in France. Amso was most recently CEO of Mediamarks Geneva and New York […]

Fox Sports expands Italian offering

Fox International Channels (FIC) is due to launch a second sports network in Italy, four months after it rolled out the Fox Sports channel in the country. Fox Sports 2 will be available exclusively to Sky Italia’s Sport Package subscribers starting December 20. The network will heavily feature Amercian sports, including NFL football and Euroleague […]

FIC completes Setanta Africa buyout

Fox International Channels (FIC) has completed its buyout of Setanta Africa after receiving approval from the Irish Competition Authority.  FIC, which announced in early October that it was in the final stages of acquiring the African sports channel provider, now holds a 100% stake in Setanta Africa Services. The company broadcasts three sports channels: Setanta […]

Fox International hires sales chief

Fox International Channels’ hiring spree has continued with Simon Thomas joining the global channel operator. Thomas will be executive VP, global sports and content sales, at FIC, reporting direct to FIC president and CEO, Hernan Lopez. The hire comes as FIC launches sports channels throughout Europe having acquired a raft of rights including NFL and […]

Fox strikes European Major League Baseball deal

Fox International Channels has acquired European rights to the Major League Baseball series. The channels group has been aggressively buying up sports rights and launching channels. The MLB deal gives FIC rights to games across 30 European countries and will start with the 2013 World Series, featuring the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, […]