Hernan Lopez launches Fox-backed Wondery

Hernan Lopez has launched Wondery, a new on-demand audio service, with backing from Fox, the company he left earlier this week. Lopez was the president of Fox International Channels until Fox shelved the FIC brand and reorganised its international activities earlier this week. Today he announced the Wondery roll out and said Fox will be […]

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 names Nordic buying chief

Fox International Channels has upped Clara Scherman to senior director of acquisitions for its Nordic operations. Based in FIC’s Swedish base and will oversee programme buying for the whole bouquet of Fox channels in the Nordics. She will report to Ase Ytreland, FIC’s Nordic managing director, who said: “Our content investments range from our FIC […]

New European launch for Fox channel

Fox International Channels is launching its flagship Fox channel in Belgium. The general entertainment service will launch on Liberty Global-owned cabler Telenet on October 1 and be carried in its basic package. Telenet subs taking the Play More package will also be able to access on-demand box sets and catch up on Fox content. The […]

Fox staffs up at international sales unit

Fox International Channels has made several hires and changes to its programme sales team. FIC Content Sales, which was created a year ago, has created new roles in Australia, Singapore and Turkey. Annette Kollek joins Fox from BBC Worldwide as director of content sales, Australia and New Zealand, covering programme sales in those markets. At […]

Fox buys Talking Dead for the UK

Pay TV channel Fox UK has acquired The Walking Dead spin-off talkshow Talking Dead. The series has proved a popular companion piece to zombie apocalypse smash hit The Walking Dead on AMC in the US. Fox has worldwide pay TV rights to The Walking Dead (pictured), which is consistently the channel’s top show. Presented by […]

A+E make History OTT move in Asia

A+E Networks is launching a History Plus branded OTT service in Asia. It will roll out on the 4ME OTT platform, the free service that was launched by Filipino broadcaster TV5 and Singapore-based channel operator Brand New Media (BNM) earlier this year. A+E Networks Asia has now teamed with BNM and will make a range […]

Fox starts lab for format ideas out of Asia

Fox International Channels is teaming with Singaporean regulator and funding body the Media Development Authority to create a local formats lab. The pair said the formats incubator will support the development of local content in Asian and “ramp up creation of international TV content by local production companies”. In its first phase, the Fox Formats […]

Fox restructures in Asia

Fox International Channels has upped three of its long-serving execs at its Asian operation, amid a raft of management changes. The latest moves see Keertan Adyanthaya (left) relocate to Hong Kong from Mumbai, where he was general manager of FIC Asia, to take a newly-created role: head of business initiatives for Hong Kong and Southeast […]

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 […]

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