Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2015 – 21st Century Fox today announced that Jonathan Bing has been named Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this newly created role, Bing will oversee all communications and media relations for Fox Networks Group (FNG) supporting executive, legal, distribution, monetization, human resources and internal communications functions, in addition to handling 21CF-related matters, reporting jointly to FNG Chairman and CEO Peter Rice, President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Freer, and 21st Century Fox’s Chief Communications Officer Julie Henderson. The appointment is effective immediately and he is based in Los Angeles.
“Jonathan is an incredibly accomplished communications executive who brings to FNG a keen understanding of our industry through his work representing and advising key stakeholders. We are confident he will be a strategic and energetic voice for our businesses as well as a valuable partner for FNG’s brands and networks,” said Peter Rice.
Mr. Bing most recently ran boutique PR firm Bing Communications Group, which specialized in global communications and marketing services for a range of entertainment and technology companies, filmmakers and trade organizations. Previously, he launched and ran Freud Communications’ Los Angeles Office from 2006 to 2010, overseeing strategic media relations and marketing campaigns for clients including NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Company. He started his career as a columnist and editor with Variety from 2000 to 2006.
Fox Networks Group is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) and consists of Fox Television Group (FTG), which includes Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Sports Media Group, the company’s national and regional programming services; FOX International Channels; and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 44 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. Fox Networks Group channels span FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, FSN and 22 regional sports networks, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, FOX Life, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference). Digital broadcast and network extensions include BTN2Go, FOX NOW, FOX Soccer 2 Go, FOX Sports GO, FXNOW, and Nat Geo TV. FOX International Channels features more than 300 networks in over 180 countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The division also includes true[X], the leading engagement advertising company that specializes in ad formats for on-demand media and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises.
21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 channels that comprise Fox International Channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 21 million customers across five countries. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com