Steve Cornish

Fox distribution chief Edwards to retire

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s international television president, Marion Edwards, is to retire at the end of this year, with a key lieutenant set to take her place. Gina Brogi, currently executive VP of worldwide pay television and subscription on-demand, will replace Edwards in January 2017. The pair have worked closely for significant period, and […]

Fox confirms Cornish successor

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has confirmed Dave Smyth will succeed managing director Steve Cornish, who is retiring after three decades. In May, TBI was first with the news Cornish (below right) would step down, with sources at the time saying Smyth (left) would step up to replace him. The 21st Century Fox-owned distribution business […]

Fox hires eOne exec for new European sales role

The distribution arm of Fox has recruited Cristina Sala from Entertainment One to fill a new role overseeing sales to Italy, Switzerland and Greece. Sala will be vice president, sales, for the above mentioned territories, at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Sala will be based in a new Milan office the studio has opened. She […]

Fox’s European distribution boss exiting

Steve Cornish, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s European chief, will retire later this year after over three decades at the studio, TBI has learned. Cornish is senior vice president and managing director at the Fox sales division, based in its London headquarters, and among the longest-serving execs in the international TV business. He will retire […]

Fox’s Empire headed to UK youth net

Fox’s new season break-out hit Empire has landed on UK TV. A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and British broadcaster Channel 4 will see the show air on young adult-skewed network E4. The Lee Daniels-produced 12x60mins show follows the CEO of a hip-hop dynasty, who has to decide which of his children should […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes Fox and CBS deals

  German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has renewed a volume deal with Fox and an agreement with CBS for a local version of the Top Model format. The Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution deal gives ProSieben some of the Hollywood studio’s latest TV offerings including Backstrom and Empire (pictured). It also gets a raft of current […]