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Ex-BBCWW, Fox Sports exec is ITV Studios’ Choice hire

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed a former BBC Worldwide and Fox Sports commercial executive as channel director of international pay net ITV Choice. Nic van Zwanenberg joined UK broadcaster ITV’s commercial arm this month, based in Hong Kong. He replaces Simon Li, who held the role until late last year but has now exited […]

FIC launching Fox Sports Channel in Italy

Fox International Channels has secured a slew of rights for a new Fox Sports channel it will launch in Italy later this year. FIC will launch the service in August and has secured a raft of premium football rights including English FA Cup and Premier League as well as games from Spain’s top divisions. FIC […]

Disney looks at exiting ESPN UK

Disney has confirmed that it is looking at pulling out of its UK-based sport channel ESPN.     The media giant is already on the record as considering exiting a number of international markets as a result of the growing costs of acquiring live sporting rights and on an analyst call yesterday, CFO James Rasulo […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]