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 […]

Fox channels reshuffles European execs

Fox International Channels has moved several of its senior executives in Europe into new positions following a restructure that has seen it split its business into new regional divisions. FIC veteran Adam Theiler (pictured) becomes executive VP of the Southern Europe & Africa unit, which covers Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Africa. Within that […]

Fox Intn’l rolling out second screen app

Fox International Channels is launching its companion and second screen app across Europe and Africa. The Fox Fan app was developed in-house by FIC and has already launched in several territories in Europe and Africa where FIC has channels and it is now rolling it out across the rest of both continents. The app is […]

Cinemax buys horror series from The Walking Dead’s Kirkman

US cable channel Cinemax has acquired Outcast, the new series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (pictured). Earlier this year Fox International Channels, Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics and talent agency-come-producer Circle of Confusion inked a production pact and Outcast was developed as a direct result. FIC also shows Kirkman’s The Walking Dead […]

Fox Intn’l hires sales chief

Fox International Channel’s hiring spree has continued with Simon Thomas joining the global channel operator. Thomas will be executive VP, global sports and content sales, at FIC, reporting direct to FIC president and CEO, Hernan Lopez. The hire comes as FIC launches sports channels throughout Europe having acquired a raft of rights including NFL and […]

Fox Intn’l poaches legal boss from Zodiak

Fox International Channels has hired Mitzi Berberi as head of business and legal affairs, UK, France and Africa and head of legal production, Europe. She joins from Zodiak Rights where she spent five years, before which she was at Canadian formats house Distraction. At De Agostini-owned Zodiak, Berberi ran the producer and distributor’s legal affairs […]

Fox strikes European Major League Baseball deal

Fox International Channels has acquired European rights to the Major League Baseball series. The channels group has been aggressively buying up sports rights and launching channels recently. The MLB deal gives FIC rights to games across 30 European countries and will start with the 2013 World Series, featuring the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis […]

Fox buys Paramount of LAPTV channels business

Fox has bought fellow studio Paramount out of the LAPTV channels business. LAPTV operates premium movie channels in Latin America and was operated as a three-way joint venture between Fox, MGM and Paramount. Last year Fox’s channels division, FIC, bought MGM’s share of the business and has now done the same with Paramount. The deal […]

Discovery cited as the biggest TV channel in Europe

The Discovery Channel is the network with the widest distribution in Europe, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report surveyed 270 channels across 212 operators throughout the EMEA region. It found that Discovery is carried on 171 operators ahead of National Geographic, Eurosport and MTV, which were on 169, 164 and 160 channels […]

Fox International making original cooking series East Bites West

Fox International Channels is making East Bites West, an original cooking series fronted by Chef Wan in which the Malaysian cook will attempt to persuade Westerners to shun processed food in favour of freshly prepared south east Asian dishes. Chef Wan – aka ‘Doc Wok’ – is well-known throughout Asian and, concerned about the arrival […]