Fox International Channels

Blinkx Media hires Fox’s Tit

Online video specialist Blinkx Media has hired Fox International executive Sander Tit as director of publishing services.  Based on London, Tit will be charged with building and growing the company’s publisher network. He was previously UK publishing services director for Fox International, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of publisher relationships. “We are […]

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 […]

Fox execs leave Sky Deutschland board as Sky chiefs join

21st Century Fox president Chase Carey and Fox International Channels Europe and Africa president Jan Koeppen are stepping down from the board of pay TV operator Sky Deutschland following its acquisition by Sky, formerly known as BSkyB, to form a new pan-European pay TV giant. Carey and Koeppen will leave the board when their current […]

Fox hires Wananchi’s Bekker to run African operation

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker, who will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV, will […]

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 in Sweden

2ist Century Fox flagship international channel Fox had debuted in Sweden and has also extended its reach on Polish cable. Fox has also begun broadcasting on the Boxer digital-terrestrial service in Sweden and the channel is also available via Com Hem’s cable network, via pay TV operator Canal Digital and via Telia’s network. Separately, Polish […]

Caleb Weinstein joins Fox International Channels

Former Amazon, Discovery and Viacom executive Caleb Weinstein has resurfaced at Fox International Channels. He will oversee distribution of FIC’s channels in Europe and Africa as regional executive VP of affiliate distribution. Based in London, Weinstein will report to Jan Koeppen, FIC President of Europe and Africa. The FIC bouquet of channels in Europe and […]

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 […]