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FYI hires Atlas, HGTV execs for programming, development roles

U.S. cable network FYI, which is replacing A+E Network's BIO channel this summer, has hired Liz Fine (pictured, left) and James Bolosh (right) to serve as VPs of development and programming.
January 23, 2014

U.S. cable network FYI, which is replacing A+E Network’s BIO channel this summer, has hired Liz Fine (pictured, left) and James Bolosh (right) to serve as VPs of development and programming.

The pair join the network effective immediately, and report to Gena McCarthy, FYI’s senior VP of programming.

Prior to joining FYI, Fine was a most recently a co-exec producer for Atlas Media Corp and Left/Right, where she co-produced the docu-series franchise Mob Wives.

Bolosh, meanwhile, has held posts at HGTV, MTV, VH1 and CNBC. At HGTV, he spent several years developing and managing series such as House Hunters International, HGTV Design Star, and Designed to Sell.

Jana Bennett, president of FYI and LMN, said: “Liz and James are exceptionally talented programming executives that bring a proven track record from across our industry. Their experience in developing and creating hit shows will be instrumental as we build FYI into a powerful platform.”

FYI is billed by A+E as beingĀ a “contemporary lifestyle network” that will “reflect how people actually live their lives today.” The network says it is in active development on more than 30 potential new series that will “inspire, not instruct, today’s viewer.”

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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