Hernan Lopez has inked a new three-year contract with 21st Century Fox that will keep him prexy-CEO of Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International through 2016. Lopez…
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Numbers are in for the first full week of national sports channel Fox Sports 1, and the net has left plenty of room for improvement. Nielsen estimates that FS1 averaged 161,000 viewers in primetime…
Senior veep and head of marketing Robert Gottlieb upped to exec veep of marketing.
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There’s really no such thing as reinventing a sports network at this point in the game, and Fox Sports 1 — which launched over the weekend as a complement, more than an alternative, to ESPN — isn’t…
Fox Sports 1 is off and running. The new national sports network, which launched Saturday in approximately 90 million homes, drew good ratings for a UFC fights Saturday night — handily beating the…
Fox Sports Digital has acquired social sports start-up Fanhood, hiring founder/CEO Brandon Ramsey as vice president of engineering.
The option of purchasing cable channels a la carte is a “fantasy,” according to Randy Freer, COO and co-president of Fox Sports Media Group, who spoke Thursday at the Variety Sports Entertainment…
Fox Sports has indefinitely postponed the launch of the TV Everywhere companion service for Fox Sports 1 — set to bow Saturday to about 90 million homes — while ESPN released an update to its…
Fox announced Thursday that its new national sports network — Fox Sports 1 — is set to debut Saturday with all major cable, satellite and telco TV operators, but while it will be carried by DirecTV…
While the ancestors for those channels, Speed and Fuel, had existing agreements with the distributors, terms had to be renegotiated given the higher profiles that FS1 and FS2 will have nationally.
On Aug. 17, viewers will wake up to find the lower-key Speed and Fuel networks transformed into high-adrenaline national sports channels intended to make an immediate impression — among sports fans…