Fox International Channels

Fox free-to-air channel YourTV goes live

Fox International Channels UK and Arqiva are today launching Fox UK’s first free-to-air entertainment channel, YourTV. The female-skewing network, the first Fox UK channel to launch in 11 years, will air across the UK for 20 hours each day from 07:00 to 15:00 on the Freeview, YouView, Freesat and Sky platforms. The channel will be broadcast in standard […]

Fox ups Rutten to head of sports for Europe and Africa

Fox International Channels has promoted Frank Rutten to executive vice-president, Fox Sports Europe & Africa. Rutten, who will report to Jan Koeppen, president of Fox International Channels Europe and Africa, will continue to have operational responsibility as managing director of Fox Sports in the Netherlands and will continue to be based in Amsterdam. Fox has […]

Nos adds Fox Play to TV offering

Portuguese pay TV provider Nos has added Fox Play, Fox International Channels’ video-on-demand service, to its TV offering. Fox Play allows uers to view content from the Fox, Fox Life and Fox Crime channels on-demand on multiple screens via a free app. The addition of Fox Play will allow Nos subscribers to view content including […]

Fox taking Bundesliga to entertainment channels

Fox will simulcast the opening match of the German football league on its sport as well as its entertainment channels around the world. In what Fox International Channels claims is a first, it will show the Bundesliga season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on in Italy and the Netherlands in Europe and in North […]

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 […]

Fox makes new appointments

Fox International Channels has promoted two senior execs at its Asian unit and brought another into the business. Rohit D’Silva has taken the newly-created role of executive VP, commercial, overseeing channel distribution commercial activity across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. D’Silva is a FIC veteran and has most recently been running 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 […]

Fox names Iberia boss

Fox International Channels has promoted Vera Pinto Pereira to managing director of FIC Spain and Iberia. The appointment comes a year after she joined FIC as COO for Southern Europe and Africa from Portuguese pay TV platform MEO. Adam Theiler, FIC’s executive VP for Southern Europe and Africa, has been overseeing the FIC Spain and […]

FIC to create unified brand for international Fox channels

Fox International Channels is aligning all of its international Fox channels under a unified global brand. Currently, the channel looks different territory-by-territory, but will now carry a single brand and on-air look around the world. “There are key brands like Disney, but they are in kids, or HBO, but it is premium, or YouTube, which […]