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Topic: David Hill

Why Veteran Exec David Hill Is Leaving 21st Century Fox After 27 Years

Departs as Murdoch sons arrive

The man who brought the constant score and time graphic to sports telecasts and innovations like hockey's glow puck and football's yellow first-down line, is leaving his longtime home at…

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

Mouse House CFO relegates ESPN rivals to a ‘distant No. 2’

While Fox Sports 1 believes it will be competitive with ESPN within a few years after its August 17 launch, at least one of Bristol’s corporate overseers seems all but…

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17

News Corp. takes the wraps off its bid to take share from ESPN

After months of speculation—and 15 years of behind-the-scenes machinations—Fox Sports on Tuesday officially announced plans to launch a national cable sports network. And while the ultimate goal is to topple…

Peter Rice Named Head of Fox Networks Group

Sports boss David Hill transitions to broader role at News Corp.; Mariah Carey joins Idol

In a major restructuring of News Corp.’s media and entertainment juggernaut, Peter Rice has been elevated to chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group. The promotion puts Rice at…

Nickell Bows Out as Speed President

Fox Sports vet departs after six years at the wheel

Speed president Hunter Nickell on Monday announced he is stepping down from his post at the end of the year, putting the brakes on a six-year stint at the Fox…

Advertisers Will Pour In for Fox UFC Package

Content issues aside, young male demos too good to pass up

Given the bloodshed and controlled violence that are hallmarks of mixed martial arts events, advertisers understandably have been skittish about aligning themselves with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. But in the…

Fox Sports Lands UFC Rights

Multimillion dollar pact brings fight phenomenon to FX, Fox

Fox Sports is stepping into the octagon with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, inking a seven-year rights deal with the mixed martial arts organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but…

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