TV sports veteran David Hill says consumers’ viewing habits are changing, while sports TV productions and the games they cover have remained static for decades. “Sports and the entire sports industry are acting like it’s 1971,” he said. “This is a period of time that is going to determine the future of virtually every sport. If they get it wrong now, they could go the way of velodrome cycling and boxing and, to a large extent, tennis.”
21st Century Fox paid off a woman who accused former top executive David Hill of sexual misconduct while he ran Fox Sports, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The payment happened in 1998, and suggests Fox had issues with sexual harassment long before the investigations that led to the exits of Fox News star Bill O’Reilly and founder Roger Ailes, and the ouster of Fox Sports President Jamie Horowitz last month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO of Fox Sports Media Group. Hudlin is an Oscar-nominated producer for the 2012 film “Django Unchained.” The Academy announced Tuesday […]
David Hill, the veteran Fox exec and longtime member of Rupert Murdoch’s inner circle, is stepping down from his executive post at 21st Century Fox to launch a production banner focusing on live TV, reality shows and digital investments. Hill’s company is dubbed Hilly and will be backed by Fox.
Fox is turning to a trusted News Corp. hand to oversee the overhauls of American Idol and The X Factor while the network searches for a replacement for outgoing alternative topper Mike Darnell.
For nearly two decades, David Hill was Fox Sports. The Australian TV executive with an outsized personality launched the division in 1993. From the beginning, Fox Sports reflected Hill: It was loud, brash and abhorred convention.
Hill was named senior executive vice president of the corporation after more than a decade running Fox Sports. Rice, who served as entertainment chairman at Fox Networks Group since 2010, has been named chairman and CEO of the division.
Fox has held informal discussions with NASCAR about a new TV rights agreement that would allow the network to put some of its Sprint Cup races on Speed. David Hill, Fox Sports chairman, said Fox would like to see some of the 13 regular-season races it televises on Speed. A Fox source said the company could ask for as many as six races for the network.
Yesterday’s resignation of Fox Networks Group CEO Tony Vinciquerra will result in promotions for David Haslingden, David Hill, Randy Freer and Eric Shanks.