October 28, 2013 |
Fox Sports Co-President Randy Freer has been tapped to be president and chief operating officer for the Fox Networks Group, the unit that houses the company's broadcast and cable properties. In his new role, Freer will oversee business operations for the unit including advertising sales and distribution. He will continue to be involved in sports rights negotiations as well for Fox's national and regional sports networks and Fox Broadcasting. The move will free up Fox Networks Group Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Rice to focus more on the creative operations of group.
October 21, 2013 |
Fox Networks, a television unit of 21st Century Fox, has tapped Michael Biard as its new president of distribution. In that role, Biard will oversee all distribution strategy for Fox's 45 national and regional networks including Fox Broadcasting and cable channels FX and Fox Sports 1. He will report to Peter Rice, chief executive of Fox Networks Group. Biard will also oversee distribution efforts for Fox's online, video-on-demand, mobile and other new platforms. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Biard succeeds Mike Hopkins who left the post to become the new chief executive of Hulu , the online video site that is co-owned by 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp.
October 15, 2013 |
Austin Croshere, a standout forward at Providence College and analyst for Fox Sports Indiana, has been named a studio analyst for Fox Sports' college basketball coverage on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A first-team All-Big East selection as a senior, Croshere led the Friars in scoring his junior and senior seasons, finishing his college career with over 1,500 points. He set school and conference records with 57 straight made free throws and led Providence to an Elite Eight appearance as a senior, scoring a career-high 39 points against Marquette in the tournament's opening round.
October 1, 2013 |
For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has announced a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming men's Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 4 p.m. PST Nov. 9, with the broadcast to be aired on FOX Sports 1 Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. “USA Rugby is very excited about FOX Sports 1 airing the match from Philadelphia,” USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said.
September 12, 2013 |
This must be bittersweet news for Fox Sports: In their final year as the Dodgers' cable home, the Dodgers are drawing their best cable ratings in history. With the Dodgers on the verge of clinching the National League West, they are succeeding on and off the field. Among the indices shared Thursday by Major League Baseball: The Dodgers lead the major leagues in attendance, on pace to sell 3.7 million tickets. That would be the most for any major league team since the New York Yankees sold 3.77 million in 2010.
August 26, 2013 |
Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch reportedly will join Stewart-Haas Racing next season as the team expands to four cars in the Sprint Cup Series. Busch told ESPN and Fox Sports he plans to join the team in a multi-year deal, and Stewart-Haas announced a news conference for Tuesday morning "to announce future expansion. " "It's inked," Fox Sports quoted Busch as saying. Stewart-Haas' current drivers are Tony Stewart, who's out with an injury; Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick.