I have an exciting update on “FOX.”
Today, we are announcing key leadership appointments across the new Company’s sports, distribution, ad sales operations and corporate functions, effective upon the close of our Disney transaction, anticipated in the first half of next year.
In many ways it is the best of both worlds: a proven bench of accomplished executives who have helped make 21CF the successful company it is today, combined with the fresh start made possible by the spin-off, creating a more nimble company centered on domestic sports, news and entertainment. Without a doubt, these attributes are powerful for a company that already begins Day One as the leader in news and live sporting events.
Following are the leadership appointments we are announcing today:
Eric Shanks, elevated to Chief Executive Officer of FOX Sports from his current role of President, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Producer, FOX Sports;
Mike Biard, elevated to President, Operations and Distribution