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 […]

FIC aligns all international Fox channels

Fox International Channels is aligning all of its international Fox channels under a unified global brand. Currently, the channel looks different territory-by-territory, but will now carry a single brand and on-air look around the world. “There are key brands like Disney, but they are in kids, or HBO, but it is premium, or YouTube, which […]

Fox launches content sales group

Fox International Channels is bringing together its sales divisions to create a new umbrella distribution group, drafting in ex-Sky Vision exec Connie Hodson as part of a new look team. The new division, Fox International Channels Content Sales, will now oversee distribution of all series and specials from FIC’s channel brands under the leadership of executive VP, global […]

FIC hires business affairs industry vet

Fox International Channels has hired Stuart Tenzer as senior VP, business and legal affairs. The former William Morris Endeavour Entertainment executive will handle 21st Century Fox-owned FIC’s global negotiations with major studios, alongside the division’s president and CEO, Hernan Lopez. He will also support FIC executive VP of scripted programming and original development Sharon Tal […]

Jesus Perezagua exiting Fox International Channels

Jesus Perezagua, Fox International Channels president, Europe and Africa, is leaving the company after a decade. Perezagua will leave at the end of April. Fox said it has not lined up a replacement yet, but has started the search for someone to fill the veteran exec’s role. Perezagua joined FIC in 2003 as managing director […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

Jason Thorp exiting Fox

Jason Thorp is leaving Fox International Channels a decade after launching the FX network in the UK. The move sees one of the UK’s longest-serving channel controllers leaving his post as executive VP, content for Europe and managing director for the UK and Africa. FIC Europe and Africa president and COO Diego Londono will assume […]

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 programming boss from Bravo

Fox International Channels has hired Christian Barcellos as its executive VP, lifestyle and reality programming. In the newly-created role Barcellos will oversee all original development, production and acquisitions in the unscripted space and develop a long term strategy for FIC in the reality and lifestyle category. He joins from NBCU-owned cable net Bravo where he […]