Fox International Channels


Fox International ups Rutten

Fox International Channels has promoted Frank Rutten to executive vice-president, Fox Sports Europe & Africa. Rutten, who will report to Jan Koeppen, president of Fox International Channels Europe and Africa, will continue to have operational responsibility as managing director of Fox Sports in the Netherlands and will continue to be based in Amsterdam. Fox has […]

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 […]

Aussie pay TV content spend nears A$800m

Australian pay TV content investment hit A$796 million (US$560.1 million) in 2014/15, new figures show. The record spend was reflective of “the unprecedented desire of Australian audiences to watch Australian stories”, according to Andrew Maiden, CEO of Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, which released the data. The figure included a record A$25 million in […]

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 […]

Channels switch on OTT

Premium, basic pay and free TV channels around the world are looking to OTT and direct-to-consumer services to reach customers who are leaving the traditional TV space, or those that were never there in the first place. Stewart Clarke talks to analysts and execs about how channels are going over-the-top. Getting the established pay TV […]

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy travels the globe

Broadcasters from around the world have bought four-part series Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy from UK-based distributor TwoFour Rights. TLN in Canada, TVB in Hong Kong, BBC Worldwide in China, TrueVisions in Thailand, The LifeStyle Channel in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Nat Geo People in Italy, Fox International Channels Spain, TV2 in Denmark and FTV […]

Berman prodco pacts with Singled Out’s Auerbach

Gail Berman’s production outfit, The Jackal Group, has entered into a first-look development deal with veteran producer Gary Auerbach, who launched MTV series Laguna Beach and Singled Out. The pact includes development of scripted and non-scripted programming. Auerbach was most recently executive VP of NBCUniversal-owned Wilshire Studios, where he was able to sell 35 shows […]

Fox taking Bundesliga to entertainment channels

Fox will simulcast the opening match of the German football league on its sport as well as its entertainment channels around the world. In what Fox International Channels claims is a first, it will show the Bundesliga season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on in Italy and the Netherlands in Europe and in North […]

Endemol Shine names int’l ops COO

Marina Williams has been named COO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group. Williams (pictured) was formerly Endemol Shine’s regional CEO of central and eastern Europe and Middle East and North Africa, but has added India and Africa to her duties with the promotion. She will work closely with management at local companies such as […]

Rupert Murdoch preps Fox exit

Rupert Murdoch is soon to step down as CEO of US-based media giant 21st Century Fox, according to sources from a report today. Murdoch will hand over the keys to the company to his son James, CNBC reported cited various unnamed sources close to the media mogul’s family. At 84 years of age, there has […]