As TVNewsCheck honors Fox Television Stations as its TV Station Group of the Year with a three-part special report, here is a who’s who of the people on the front line of responsiblity for the performance of each of the group’s 28 outlets. Part 1 focused on the station group’s strategy going forward as a crucial component of New Fox. Part 2 offered a profile of FTS CEO Jack Abernethy. You can read those stories here.
As CEO of Fox Television Stations, he is charged with executing the local component of New Fox’s plan to reinvent broadcasting by sharply focusing on what the medium does best — delivering live programming to mass audiences. This is part 2 of a three-part special report. Yesterday focused on the station group’s strategy going forward as a crucial component of New Fox. Part 3 on Wednesday will highlight the men and women who lead the 28 stations that make up Fox Television Stations. You can read the other parts here.
Fox Television Stations is TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2018. On Wednesday, TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley presented the annual award to FTS CEO Jack Abernethy at a ceremony at TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference. Among the Big Four networks, Fox stands alone. It has a vision for its network and owned stations that goes beyond just doing more of the same. Increased live programming and more stations are central.
Led by CEO Jack Abernethy, the station group will become one of the centerpieces of the Murdochs’ TV holdings after they sell most of their Hollywood, regional sports, national cable entertainment and international assets to Disney or Comcast, which are now vying for them.