DAVID HILL is leaving Fox Sports for a new job at News Corp., the company announced late this afternoon as part of a restructuring of its media and entertainment properties. Hill, who launched Fox Sports in '93, becomes News Corp. Senior Exec VP, where he will focus on programming and digital initiatives across Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. Fox Sports co-Presidents & COOs RANDY FREER and ERIC SHANKS, who had reported to Hill, now will report to PETER RICE, who was promoted to Fox Networks Group Chair & CEO. Rice appears to be the clear winner in the restructuring, as Fox Networks Group President of Distribution MIKE HOPKINS and President & COO DAVID HASLINGDEN now will report to him. Both execs had reported to News Corp. President & COO CHASE CAREY. Fox Broadcasting's Entertainment President KEVIN REILLY and FX President JOHN LANDGRAF will continue to report to Rice. Hill, who has been Fox Sports Chair & CEO since '99, will continue to be based in L.A. (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
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