Fox Networks Group promotes Sullivan to president and COO

Brian Sullivan, left, speaks during the 2017 IBC conference in Amsterdam. (Photo: Ben Munson)

Fox Networks Group has upped Brian Sullivan to the role of president and chief operating officer, filling the space left by Randy Freer when he left to become CEO of Hulu.

Sullivan’s new role has him heading up Fox Broadcasting, FX Networks, Fox Sports, National Geographic Partners, and Fox’s international channels group.

“Brian is an incredibly talented executive and has been instrumental in leading the direct to consumer efforts across our brands,” said 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice in a statement. “Brian’s track record at Sky and his proven expertise in building digital video consumer products has made him an invaluable part of our senior leadership team, and I look forward to working with him to continue to focus and operationalize our revenue, distribution and D2C efforts.”


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As part of his promotion, Sullivan now gets a seat on Hulu’s board. 21st Century Fox co-owns Hulu along with Comcast, Disney and Time Warner.

Freer, who also serves on the Hulu board and had been president and COO of Fox Networks Group since 2013, left in October to take over for departing Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

“Hulu is at the center of transformation in entertainment. Hulu’s management team and employees have positioned Hulu to be a leader in defining the future of content creation, distribution and monetization—all while putting the viewer first. I’d like to thank Hulu’s Board for this exciting opportunity,” said Freer in a statement.

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