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Fox Networks Group’s veteran CFO to step down

Fox Networks Group’s (FNG’s) long-standing chief finance officer (CFO), Del Mayberry, is due to step down after more than 30 years at the company. FNG’s executive VP, business operations and development, Ravi Ahuja, will take over the CFO role. In his new post Ahuja will directly manage finance and accounting and will continue to oversee […]

Fox reshuffles Nat Geo Partners pack

Several National Geographic Partners executives will change roles after an international restructure. This follows 21st Century Fox taking control of its joint venture with the National Geographic Society and the establishment of National Geographic Partners. Two changes see Fox Networks Group’s general manager for Mexico, Lorenzo Orozco (below, right) named NGP’s GM and senior VP […]

Fox unites Hawley’s Legion globally

New FX and Marvel series Legion will go day-and-date with its US debut on more than 125 Fox channels outside the States. Coming from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and set in the X-Men universe, Legion follows a trouble young man who realises the voices he heard and visions he sees may be real. Dan Stevens (Downton […]

Fox launching Kirkman’s Outcast on Facebook

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa is launching the first episode of its buzzy new drama Outcast on Facebook. The show opener will go out on Facebook Live, the social network’s streaming channel, in 61 countries including the UK, Italy, Germany, Turkey and South Africa. It will debut at 10pm CET on Facebook on Friday May […]

FremantleMedia poaches Warner Bros. sales exec

FremantleMedia International has hired Warner Bros. executive Al de Azpiazu to become its VP, sales and distribution for Western Europe. Azpiazu (pictured) was Warner Bros. International Television Productions’ executive director, sales, but will now work on selling FMI’s 22,000-hour catalogue in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He will report to FMI’s executive VP, sales and […]

Earley emerges at Berman’s Jackal

Former Fox Television Group COO Joe Earley has reunited with producer Gail Berman by becoming president of The Jackal Group. Earley exited Fox last year, a move that came after 21 years of service at Rupert Murdoch’s media group, and as the TV broadcast division merged with the Hollywood studio. At Jackal, Earley will report […]

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 […]

Earley exits Fox

Fox Television Group’s long-serving COO, Joe Earley, is leaving the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster after more than two decades. Earley (pictured) will leave the firm at the end of the year, bringing to an end 21 years of service. He has held his current post since August 2014, working under Fox TV Group co-chairmen and […]

Fox names Sullivan digital chief

21st Century Fox has named former Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan as president of digital at Fox Networks Group, a new role that will give him responsibility for strategy for the group’s direct-to-consumer digital video business and other digital activities. As well as driving the direct-to-consumer activity, Sullivan will be responsible for Fox’s existing digital […]

FXX preps ‘record’ Simpsons marathon

US cable channel FXX is planning to run 25 seasons of The Simpsons back-to-back over 12 days. The Fox Networks Group-owned channel will air 552 episodes in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie, beginning on August 21 at 10am ET/PT and concluding September 1 at 12am. FXX claims this will be the “longest-running marathon in […]