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Fox’s Star India buys local channel

21st Century Fox’s Star India has acquired Telugu-language channel Maa TV. The deal hands the Asian Fox business access into the Telugu market, which Star said was the second-largest regional market in India in terms of potential revenue. The acquisition, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will close upon regulatory approvals. The Maa TV […]

X Factor ratings, currency issues weigh on Fox results

Poor X Factor ratings, extra programming costs and currency issues in several international markets have weighed on 21st Century Fox’s latest results. Internationally, Fox said that weak currencies in some its emerging markets will impact the results at its channels unit and the company said it now anticipates an adverse impact of US$50-US$75 million more […]

Fox Sports expands Italian offering

Fox International Channels (FIC) is due to launch a second sports network in Italy, four months after it rolled out the Fox Sports channel in the country. Fox Sports 2 will be available exclusively to Sky Italia’s Sport Package subscribers starting December 20th. The network will heavily feature Amercian sports, including NFL football and Euroleague […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]