Fox engineers Setos’ rise

Sr. veep upped to prexy, o'sees film and TV units

Andrew Setos has been upped to president of engineering for the Fox Group. He’ll serve as the company’s technology topper, overseeing engineering for Fox’s film and TV divisions.

Most recently, Setos worked as Fox TV’s senior veep of broadcast operations and engineering as well as exec VP of the company’s News Technology Group. Setos will continue to supervise the activities of the News Technology Group in his new role.

During his time at Fox — he first joined the company in 1988 — Setos has overseen building of several key company facilities, including the $120 million Fox Network Center and the Fox News Channel headquarters. He also broke ground on Fox’s all-digital broadcast operation control rooms. Setos is also credited with making inroads in the development of copyright protection technology.

News Corp. prexy Peter Chernin described Setos as “a driving force” in Fox’s expansion of its tech know-how.

Before teaming with Fox, Setos was senior VP of engineering and operations at the Viacom Networks Group. From 1980-86, Setos held a similar post at Warner Amex Satellite Co. At both Viacom and Warner Amex, Setos handled tech concerns for such networks as MTV, MTV Europe, the Movie Channel and Nickelodeon. Before jumping into the cable arena, Setos had a stint as chief engineer at WNET-TV New York.

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