Simon Thomas Joins Fox Int'l Channels As Exec VP Of Global Sports And Content Sales
SIMON THOMAS will join Fox Int'l Channels' exec management team in January as exec VP of global sports and content sales. The appointment comes as FIC continues to expand its worldwide sports presence and ownership of premium sports rights as well as its catalog of original factual, lifestyle and scripted content. Thomas spearheads the development of two of FIC’s highest growth units. The first is the int'l Fox Sports channel portfolio and its complementary stake in global sports rights. The second is a newly consolidated content sales and syndication arm responsible for monetizing FIC’s growing library of content. Thomas will be based in London and Zurich and will report to FIC President & CEO HERNAN LOPEZ. Thomas most recently served as CEO of TEAM Marketing, having run TEAM’s TV Division for 10 years. During this time he oversaw TV licensing negotiations generating more than €11B ($14.8B) in income for European football (FIC).