Rome, Italy – January 23, 2014 – FOX International Channels (FIC) Italy today announces the appointment of Fabrizio Salini to Managing Director of FIC’s Italian operation, effective February 17th 2014.
Mr. Salini, who served as Vice President of Entertainment Channels for FIC Italy between 2003 and 2011, returns after a 2-year stint serving senior management roles at SKY Italia, Discovery Communications Italia and Switchover Media. As Managing Director of FIC Italy, Salini will be based in Rome and report to Diego Londoño, FIC’s Executive Vice President of Western and Northern Europe and Chief Operating Officer for Europe & Africa.
“We are very excited to have Fabrizio on board again at FOX International Channels Italy. His experience in pay and free television, across multiple genres, will be key in leading our business forward and in creating value both for pay TV subscribers and advertisers, especially in this new and very competitive market scene”, said Diego Londoño.
Salini, a 47-year old Rome native, is one of Italy’s most highly regarded television executives. With over 20 years experience in the media and broadcast industry, Salini was instrumental in the expansion of FIC in Italy and across Europe. In his previous role as Vice President of Entertainment Channels for FIC Italia, he expanded and managed the group’s entertainment channel portfolio since its launch on SKY Italia in 2003. During this time he not only established FOX as the leading general entertainment brand in Italy, but also oversaw the creation of new, thematic brands such as FOX Life, FOX Crime and FOX Retro, which have since become staples of FIC’s international entertainment bouquet.
In 2011 Salini moved to SKY Italia as Head of Entertainment and Cinema Programming, overseeing the Sky Uno and Sky Cinema offer. In 2012 he joined Switchover Media’s Board of Directors as Head of Entertainment & Factual Channels and in 2013 he was appointed Vice President Content Fiction & Kids at Discovery Communication Italia. Prior to this, he held programming roles at FOX Kids Italy and Multithematiques Italia.
ABOUT FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ITALY
A division of the 21st Century FOX, FOX International Channels Italy is dedicated to the development and management of thematic pay television channels across Italy. The company’s headquarters are in Rome and Milan and its main mission is to develop quality channel brands by combining the best international television products and the most innovative local productions.
The group offers to the Italian audience FOX Sports on Mediaset Premium DTT and 10 satellite television channels distributed on Sky Italia including FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Sports2, FOX Life, FOX Crime, FOX Retro, National Geographic Channel, , Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People and Baby TV. Part of the group is the online advertising network .FOX Networks (pronounced “dot FOX”).
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