Fox Networks Group Restructures, Announces New Executive Team In Africa
Vasilis Iliopoulos, the new Senior Vice President for the African business, joined Fox in 2011. His responsibility includes but is not limited to a focus on the accelerated expansion of linear/non-linear branded entertainment, FOX Sports and local content production and National Geographic Partners across key markets in East, West and South regions of the continent.
Iliopoulos who played a huge role in the development and launch of FNG Africa’s West African Football Tournament and FOX Sports Africa Boxing initiatives will function in Africa alongside his role as General Manager, FNG Greece.
Evert van der Veer joins Fox Networks with a rich experience. From iFlix, as Head of Content, Africa and the Middle East, he was responsible for content operations, content marketing, and content acquisition including local productions. He also had a long tenure at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, where he served as Vice President for Comedy Central and the creation and execution of the programming and acquisition strategy to launch BET (Black Entertainment Television) in 2015.
The Executive Vice President FNG Europe and Africa, Adam Theiler, said: “I’m excited to announce the appointment of both Vasilis and Evert. Vasilis is a leader who enjoys the respect and admiration of team members and clients alike in every market in which he has played. Evert is a quintessential media professional, who is respected in the media scene in Johannesburg, and a content expert that has shown commitment to the future of media across the continent. I do not doubt that both Vasilis and Evert will prove instrumental in our continued expansion into Sub Saharan Africa.”
Fox Networks Group in Africa runs eight distinct Pay-TV channel brands including FOX, Fox Sports, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, and Baby TV, along with the non-linear service FOX+ and National Geographic+. Across the region, FNG Europe and Africa operate 154 channels as well as numerous digital services, from 25 offices.