Broadcast “is still a healthy and vibrant business,” said Dana Walden, chair and CEO of Fox TV Group. “It’s still the only place where you can get 5, 10, 15 or 16 million people sharing the same experience.” Walden defended the embattled network business in a wide-ranging discussion at the INTV media conference in Jerusalem today. While acknowledging increasing competition “for talent and viewers” with the streaming giants, she argued that broadcast TV still has a lot of life left in it.
Simon Andreae is out as Fox’s reality chief. Fox TV Group’s co-chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman named Corie Henson the network’s new EVP of alternative entertainment on Friday, while announcing Andreae would transitioning to a new production role with Fox.