News Corp.’s Fox Televizija has won a national TV license in Serbia, the larger of the two republics that compose the country of Serbia and Montenegro.
Serbia’s Republic Broadcasting Agency announced the results of the public tender, launched earlier this year, on Wednesday.
Fox Televizija, headed by Dan Bates, will air entertainment and news plus original programming, funded by News Corp. and its local partners.
“We are committed to bringing all of the resources necessary to develop a top-quality television station. News Corp. will aim to be a valued member of Serbia’s business and media communities,” said Martin Pompadur, News Corp. Europe’s chairman.