Fox International Channels


Fox hires BBC Worldwide’s Brent as strategy chief

Fox International Channels has hired Christian Brent as its European strategy boss. Brent joins from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, where he was vice-president, strategy & audiences at the company’s channels division. At FIC, he will take the newly-created role of vice-president of research and strategy for Europe. Based in […]

FX to become Fox in UK

Fox International Channels has rebranded its UK pay TV channel FX to Fox and has acquired a raft of series including Louie as part of its revamp. The channel rebrand will happen on January 11 next year. The company has acquired Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s eponymous comedy Louie, chat show The Ricki Lake Show, […]

Fox to launch in south-eastern Europe

Fox International Channels (FIC) is launching its flagship channel Fox in nine territories in south-eastern Europe. The channel will launch on October 15 in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. FIC already distributes entertainment channels Fox Life, Fox Crime and Fox Movies, factual channels National Geographic Channel and Nat […]

Fox Networks boss David Haslingden stepping down

David Haslingden, president and chief operating officer of Fox’s channels division, has stepped down and will leave the News Corp company at the end of the year. His departure follows a restructure at Fox Networks Group (FNG) announced last month that saw Peter Rice elevated to chairman and CEO. Under the new structure, Haslingden reports […]

Fox to rebrand Finland’s Suomi TV

Fox International Channels is rebranding its recently acquired Finnish free-to-air station Suomi TV as Fox Finland. The News Corp-backed global channels division will also extend the number of hours that the channel broadcasts from seven to twelve following the move. This comes after Fox International Channels acquired the digital station in January 2011. The channel […]

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