Fox International Channels (FIC) has confirmed the appointment of Jeff Ford as Managing Director (MD) of FIC UK starting April 2015.
Fordwill be responsible for the growth and development of the UK channel business which encompasses pay-TV brands Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Baby TV. As MD for FIC UK, Ford will develop and implement overall strategies for the market, providing leadership, direction and ensuring ambitious objectives are identified and met.
Ford commented: “I am thrilled to be joining FIC. Fox has always been first in providing the best content to consumers and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to continue driving that strategy. Over the past 20 years, I have acquired some of the best series to come out of the US and am looking forward to delivering more quality shows to Fox”.
Before joining FIC, Ford was Director of Content for the Irish network TV3, responsible for content strategy and output. Previous roles include Director of Programmes at Channel 5, re-establishing Big Brother and launching 5 USA, Director of Acquisitions at Channel 4 and Controller, Network Acquisitions for ITV Network Centre.