Fox is dropping the Fox International Channels (FIC) brand as part of a global reorganisation that sees the departure of CEO Hernan Lopez.
Instead Fox will see its cable distribution business divided into regional hubs that will report into Fox Networks Group chairman and chief executive Peter Rice and chief operating officer Randy Freer.
Jan Koeppen has been named as President of Fox Networks Group Europe Carlos Martinez and Zubin Gandevia will take the equivalent posts in Latin America and Asia respectively.
“As our television business expands globally, the success and scale of our entertainment and sports brands in these fast-growing regions demand that they stand independently,” said Rice. “Jan, Carlos and Zubin are extremely talented executives with a sharp understanding of the opportunities for new content and programming in their regions.”
FIC included some 350 channels and online operations including brands Fox, National Geographic Channel, Fox Sports, FX, Fox Life, and Star Movies.
Hernan Lopez is expected to announce a new venture in the near future.