Fox Sports Media Group chairman and CEO David Hill is leaving the division.
Fox Sports parent company News Corporation announced Monday that Hill has been named senior executive vice president of the company, a role in which he will oversee domestic and international “programming and digital products” (Fox Sports, 7/23).
Hill had been chairman and CEO of Fox Sports since 1999, after previously serving as president from 1993 to 1997. During the two-year interim, he was chairman and CEO of the entire Fox Broadcasting Company.
With Hill’s departure, Fox Sports co-presidents Eric Shanks and Randy Freer will report to Peter Rice, the newly named chairman of Fox Networks Group.
Hill is not the only sports television executive to depart in recent months. Over the past two years, NBC’s Dick Ebersol and HBO’s Ross Greenburg both resigned their positions, and ESPN’s George Bodenheimer gave up day-to-day operations of the company to John Skipper.