Fox International Channels

KPN to pull five FIC Channels from platform in June

Local Dutch media outlets are reporting that KPN is removing five Fox International Channels services from its platform. Under KPN’s proposed plan, 24Kitchen, FOX, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild and BabyTV will cease transmission from June 1. The information was initially released via KPN’s user forum. 24 Kitchen, National Geographic and FOX TV are currently available […]

Fox hires Nordic boss from Discovery

Fox has hired Hans van Rijn from Discovery to run its operations in the Nordic region. Van Rijn will be general manager of Fox’s international channels and content unit, Fox Networks Group (FNG), in the Nordics. He will run the company’s operations in the region from Copenhagen, Denmark. The FNG bouquet of channels in the […]

Mubi names former Fox and Liberty Global exec as new COO

Subscription video-on-demand movie service Mubi has named former Fox International Channels and Liberty Global executive Roberto Soto as chief operating officer. Soto, who will report to Mubi founder and CEO Efe Cakarel, will be responsible for Mubi’s strategy and overseeing the company’s ongoing business operations globally. He was previously SVP at Fox International Channels leading commercial […]

Former Fox International boss Lopez launches Wondery

Hernan Lopez has launched Wondery, a new on-demand audio service with backing from Fox, the company he left earlier this week. Lopez was the president of Fox International Channels until Fox shelved the FIC brand and reorganised its international activities earlier this week. Today he announced the Wondery roll out and said Fox will be […]

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 International Channels going day-and-date with X-Files

Fox International Channels has acquired The X-Files and will launch it day-and-date with the US broadcast. FIC channels in more than 60 territories will begin airing the show within 24 hours of its American broadcasts, which begin on January 24 on Fox. The territories comprise Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina; in South East Asia including Hong […]

21st Century Fox completes Nat Geo takeover

21st Century Fox has completed its deal to take control of National Geographic and rejigged its senior management. Courteney Monroe will become the international channels chief under the new structure and Fox International Channels exec Ward Platt will be in charge of channel distribution and commercial activity. Fox announced in September that it planned to take control […]

Fox hires Bekker replacement for Africa

Fox International Channels has recruited Ratna Siriah as general manager of its operations in Africa, filling a role vacated by Hannelie Bekker. Siriah joins from Cat 2 where she worked in the launch a dubbed Bollywood channel in Africa. She has also worked for several FMCG companies outside of the TV sector. She replaces Bekker […]

Ex-Sky Italia exec to replace Fox Italy boss

Fox International Channels Italy has appointed a new managing director, with incumbent Fabrizio Salini (pictured) leaving “to pursue a new opportunity”. Former Sky Italia head of programming Kathryn Fink has been named as Salini’s replacement, and will take up the post on January 1, 2016 as her predecessor exits. Salini was VP, entertainment channels at […]

Fox gives Ford expanded role

Fox International Channels has promoted Jeff Ford to senior vice-president, content development for Europe and Africa. Ford, who will also continue in his current role as UK managing director for FIC, will report to Diego Londono, chief operating officer, FIC Europe and Africa. Fox said that the move underscored its commitment to producing and owning […]

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