Fox Networks Group

Ex-Amazon & Fox exec Sharon Tal Yguado launches gaming company

Former Amazon Studios and Fox Networks Group exec Sharon Tal Yguado has launched gaming company Astrid Entertainment. The company is currently developing a multiplayer title and is focused on developing fantastical worlds for gamers to experience, after securing a seven-figure pre-seed investment from backers including NetEase Games, Stardom and Tower 26. Tal Yguado previously served […]

Disney+ hires Fox Networks exec as VP of programming in EMEA

Disney+ in EMEA has hired former Fox Networks Group (FNG) exec Evert van der Veer to oversee programming in the region. Van der Veer, who started this week, becomes VP of programming for Disney+ EMEA and will be responsible for programming strategy, as well as managing content planning, operations and regulatory compliance. He had previously […]

Fox in Asia Pac snags Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ from Red Arrow

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Asia Pacific has picked up the latest season of Amazon’s crime drama Bosch from Red Arrow Studios International. The show is produced by Red Arrow Studios company Fabrik Entertainment and will air on FNG’s Fox Crime channels in the region. It has previously been sold to Germany’s Kabel Eins, TNT […]

Red Arrow’s Endor appoints Fox Networks exec as creative director

Deep State outfit Endor Productions has appointed former Fox Networks Group (FNG) exec Sara Johnson as its creative director. Johnson, who was previously VP of scripted at FNG in Europe & Africa, will oversee creative for the Red Arrow Studios-owned UK producer, which is led by MD Hilary Bevan Jones. She will work across the […]

Hulu CEO Randy Freer steps down as Disney merges management

Disney is pushing forward with introducing an integrated management team for its SVOD service Hulu, with the streamer’s CEO set to depart as a result. Randy Freer, who took charge at the US-based outfit in 2017, will be replaced by Kevin Mayer, Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international (DTCI) chairman. Mayer was appointed in 2018 to head […]

Disney shakes up African pay-TV channels operation

Disney is shaking up its channels operation in Africa following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and has handed an expanded remit to Fox Networks Group (FNG) Africa GM Evert van der Veer. According to TV With Thinus, which first reported the news, the exec will now head Disney’s media networks operation for Africa, managing […]

Nat Geo appoints FNG Asia’s Baek as channels head

Fox Networks Group Asia has appointed Andy Baek as head and vice president of National Geographic Channels. Baek, who is currently Fox Networks Group Asia’s head and VP of Hollywood movie channels, will occupy a dual role, continuing to look after regional channel brands such as Fox Movies, Fox Action Movies and Fox Family Movies. […]

Fox Networks Groups restructures African team

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has unveiled a new executive team structure for its Africa division, which currently operates eight PayTV channel brands including National Geographic, FOX, FOX Sports and Baby TV. As part of the shake-up, Vasilis Iliopoulos (left) will expand his role to become SVP for FNG Africa, alongside his existing […]

Fox London office raided by European Commission investigators

European Commission investigators raided the UK offices of Fox Networks Group yesterday as part of an antitrust probe. The EC said to The Daily Telegraph which first broke the news, that it is investigating media companies across the EU over a suspected cartel in sports rights distribution and broadcasting. The Telegraph has reported that investigators […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

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