Peter Rice


Fox Searchlight launches TV arm

Fox Searchlight presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula are adding a TV arm to Fox Searchlight, Fox Entertainment Group’s distribution division. David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield will now be presidents of production for film and television at the newly formed Searchlight Television. They add Searchlight Television to their current responsibilities including all aspects of production […]

New CEO to succeed Moore at National Geographic Partners

National Geographic Society (NGS) boss Gary Knell will be the next CEO of National Geographic Partners (NGP). He will succeed Declan Moore, who has the run the business since its inception two years ago. NGP came into being in September 2015 when 21st Century Fox took control of its programming joint venture with NGS, which […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Fox’s Gifted drama set for 183-territory launch

Fox Networks Group will air The Gifted in more than 183 countries on its channel following the show’s US premiere last night. The family series is set in the X-Men universe and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. The launch of The Gifted across Fox channels internationally is part […]

Peter Rice upped to 21st Century Fox president

Peter Rice has been promoted to president of global media giant 21st Century Fox. He was previously chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), and has worked with the Murdoch media empire since 1989 when he joined as intern. Rice (pictured) will keep his FNG roles, which already see him working closely with Fox […]

Fox creates VR division, gaming unit

Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Networks Group has created a new division to oversee video-gaming, location-based entertainment and virtual and augmented reality productions under Twentieth Century Fox Film content management chief Salil Mehta. The new unit, FoxNext, will oversee the production of studio franchise VR experiences such as the already announced Alien and Planet of […]

Fox spreads 24: Legacy globally

Fox Networks Group has acquired rights to 24: Legacy in 160 territories. The deal covers the UK, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. The show, which is a spin off of 24 and originally for Fox in the US, will go day and date “across […]

Fox invests $6.5m in Clarkson’s digital venture

21st Century Fox has invested US$6.5 million in DriveTribe, a new digital venture from the former presenters and producer of Top Gear. Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are planning to launch the DriveTribe digital portal in November. Ex-Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman and tech entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt are […]

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 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 […]