FOX Sports is giving management an overhaul. In a move to reorganize its U.S. exec structure, the company named Jamie Horowitz to the newly created position of President, FOX Sports National Networks where the former ESPN and NBC News executive will oversee all programming, marketing and scheduling for FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. Meanwhile, John Entz, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President, Production and Executive Producer, has been promoted to President, Production of FOX Sports while David Nathanson, formerly General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, has been promoted to Head of Business Operations, FOX Sports, a newly created position. Nathanson will now manage business and league relationships, contribute to rights negotiations and identify untapped revenue generating opportunities having to do with all linear and digital channels and platforms under the FOX Sports umbrella.
In the latest Discovery shuffle post-Scripps acquisition, Jane Latman is new GM at Travel Channel, reporting to Henry Schleiff. Latman also will continue to serve as EVP, development and research, for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.
Using science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, SciJinks, the new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10p on Science Channel. Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more.
Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]
Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]
CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.