Zubin Gandevia

Fox Asia hires Multichoice EVP for FOX+ OTT service

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) has appointed Multichoice exec John Kotsaftis in the newly created role of executive vice president of OTT platform Fox+. Based in Singapore, Kotsaftis will oversee the growth and development of Fox+, and look to import new consumption models to Asia. Kotsaftis will report directly to Zubin Gandevia, president of FNGA. […]

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. […]

Star CEO to be new 21st Century Fox Asia boss

21st Century Fox has named the chairman and CEO of pay TV business Star India as its overall boss in Asia. Uday Shankar has been named president of 21st Century Fox Asia, effective immediately. The change means Fox Networks Group Asia president Zubin Gandevia now reports into Shankar, who has been placed in charge of […]

Fox readies high-end miniseries for China

Fox Networks Group’s Asian pay TV business is producing a high-end drama miniseries for Chinese audiences.   Stained will debut on Fox’s Chinese movie channel, SCM, later this year, and will run to five one-hour episodes. This comes a year after FNG’s Asian and international division announced they would begin working together to produce Chinese-language […]

Fox suing Thai bank for $71m over channel fees

Fox Networks Group Asia has begun legal action against Thailand’s largest bank, alleging it is owed more than US$70 million in channel licensing payments. Fox’s Asian arm claims the Bangkok Bank has failed to honour two separate bank guarantees that secured payment for distribution of Fox channels on Thai pay TV operators GMM Grammy and […]

Hernan Lopez exits in Fox reorganisation

Fox has reorganised its international channels and content division along regional lines in a shake-up that sees Fox International Channels brand dropped and FIC CEO Hernan Lopez exit. The international business will now be organised under the Fox Networks Group banner, with three distinct regional divisions: Europe, Asia and Latin America. Jan Koeppen will become […]

Fox restructures Asia, aims for China content

Fox International Channels Asia has rejigged its regional executive structure to ramp up opportunity in Japan, Korea and, in a newer focus, China. Management in north Asia is being restructured as of September 1 to align with the new strategy, which is headlined up a major investment in the production of Chinese content. Hong Kong […]

Fox makes major OTT move in Asia

Fox International Channels is launching several of its key services over the top in Asia. The OTT move will see the Fox, Fox Sports (fka ESPN Star Sports) and National Geographic launching as streaming services in the region. The channels will go OTT in China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines in the first wave of […]

Fox ups intn’l channels pair

Fox International Channels has promoted two of senior executives at its Asia Pacific and Middle East operations. Joon Lee (left), who currently oversees all FIC channels, content and marketing in the Asia Pacific regon will now take on control of the company’s Hong Kong and Southeast Asia businesses. All of the territory heads in those […]

FIC Asia adds syndication chief

Fox International Channels Asia has appointed a head of affiliated partnerships and syndication to work on bespoke products for local markets. Alex Lambeek, who joins from Indonesian DTH satellite operator Aora, will lead FIC’s efforts to work with platform operators to create tailor-made versions of its products, particularly in mobile, non-linear and multi-screen extensions. He […]