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New Africa team for Fox Networks Groups

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has unveiled a new executive team structure for its Africa division, which currently operates eight pay TV channel brands including National Geographic, Fox, Fox Sports and Baby TV. As part of the shake-up, Vasilis Iliopoulos will expand his role to become SVP for FNG Africa, alongside his existing […]

Fox London office raided by European Commission investigators

European Commission investigators raided the UK offices Fox Networks Group yesterday as part of an antitrust probe. The EC said to The Telegraph, which first broke the news, that it is investigating media companies across the EU over a suspected cartel in sports rights distribution and broadcasting. The Telegraph has reported that investigators will be on […]

Fox names new digital president

Fox Networks Group (FNG) has promoted from within for a new leader of its Digital Consumer Group division. Jeff Hughes, who joined FNG in 2016, will succeed Brian Sullivan in the role. He is a former BSkyB (now Sky UK) and Omniphone exec. Sullivan, a former Sky Deutschland and Sky UK chief, was promoted to […]

NBCU alumnus to succeed Ford at Fox UK

Former NBCUniversal (NBCU) European channels chief Colin McLeod will succeed Jeff Ford as managing director of Fox Networks Group UK. The new post comes just over a year since DTVE sister title TBI revealed McLeod was leaving NBCUniversal International Networks after a decade. McLeod begin his new post today in a part-time capacity before transitioning […]

Mouse catches Fox: how Disney-Fox might look

While AT&T’s US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is the biggest media deal in purely numerical terms (if it gets done), The Walt Disney Company picking off rival 21st Century Fox marks a seminal moment in TV and film history. The deal, which the companies believe will close in 12 to 18 months, knocks off one […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Fox Networks Group secures 20th Century Fox content for Nordics

Fox Networks Group has signed a new multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to secure exclusive content for Fox in Norway, Finland and Sweden alongside enhanced on-demand rights. The deal will see new shows including X-Men universe series The Gifted, sci-fi series The Orville and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic viewers […]

Fox’s Freer replaces Hulu’s Sony-bound CEO

US streamer Hulu has appointed Fox Networks Group (FNG) chief Randy Freer has its new CEO, with incumbent Mike Hopkins switching over to Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Hulu is experiencing its moment in the sun, having become the first SVOD service to win the Best Drama Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale, but Hopkins is moving […]

Fox’s Ford retires as Etheridge exits

Fox Networks Group (FNG) executive Jeff Ford is retiring, with the separate exit of UK programming chief Toby Etheridge sparking a rejig at Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa. Ford is stepping down from his posts as managing director of FNG UK and senior VP of original content for Europe and Africa. This brings […]

Peter Rice upped to 21st Century Fox president

Peter Rice has been promoted to president of global media giant 21st Century Fox. He was previously chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), and has worked with the Murdoch media empire since 1989 when he joined as intern. Rice (pictured) will keep his FNG roles, which already see him working closely with Fox […]

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