News Corporation has announced a restructuring of the senior leadership team that oversees the Company's media and entertainment properties.
As part of those moves, longtime Fox Sports Chairman and CEO David Hill has been elevated to Senior Executive Vice President of News Corporation. In this new role, Hill will focus on programming, digital initiatives and other opportunities spanning the breadth of the Company's operating units across Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
Hill has served as Chairman and CEO of FOX Sports since 1999 and was instrumental in the network’s involvement in NASCAR. He will now be based in Los Angeles.
Peter Rice, who has served as Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Networks Group (FNG) since 2010, has been elevated to Chairman and CEO of FNG, where he will oversee all programming and operations for the group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports Media Group, FX, Fox International Channels and the National Geographic Channels.
In commenting on the promotions, Chase Carey, News Corporation President and COO said: "The contributions that Peter has made to News Corporation over the years are immeasurable. Peter has proven himself at both the Fox Entertainment Networks, and Fox Searchlight before, to be one of the most innovative and strategic leaders in the entertainment industry."