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50 Most Influential: No. 12 — Randy Freer / Eric Shanks


MARC BRYAN-BROWN; AP IMAGES


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RANDY 
FREER

President & COO

Fox Networks Group

Eric 
Shanks

President & COO

Fox Sports

CHANGE FROM 2013: -11

If the past two years was about amassing sports rights, where in many cases Fox helped drive up the market, this was the year Freer and Shanks put those rights to work for the cable channel Fox Sports 1 and streaming service Fox Sports Go. As part of the strategy, MLB playoffs brought the cable channel its highest ratings yet.
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SBJ Podcast:
Media reporter John Ourand and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss Randy Freer and Eric Shanks' position at No. 12 on our list as well as the other media members represented among this year's Most Influential sports business executives.


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