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Colin McLeod named GM, Fox Networks Group UK

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has tapped Colin McLeod for the role of general manager, Fox Networks Group UK. Effective immediately, McLeod will start as GM in a part-time position before moving ...
January 8, 2018

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has tapped Colin McLeod for the role of general manager, Fox Networks Group UK.

Effective immediately, McLeod will start as GM in a part-time position before moving into a full-time role in early spring.

With more than two decades of UK and regional TV industry experience, McLeod rose through the ranks at NBC Universal since joining the company in 2007. He was MD of the UK and emerging markets from 2015 until 2017, where he led a team in building the content strategy and channel brands Universal Channel, Syfy, E! and Movies24.

Before working at NBC, McLeod was commercial director across Central Eastern Europe for Sparrowhawk International Channels Ltd, and in 2001 was director of affiliate sales and marketing for the Travel Channel covering all EMEA regions.

The executive also did a five-year stint with BBC Worldwide in affiliate sales and marketing, focusing on BBC World and BBC Prime.

FNG UK’s Jeff Ford will support McLeod during this transitional period. Ford, who will continue with FNG in a consulting capacity, announced in September 2017 of his intent to step down from his role as managing director and senior VP of original content Europe and Africa.

FNG UK operates four pay-TV channel brands across the country including Fox, National Geographic, Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild and BabyTV, along with digital entities. Across the region, FNG Europe & Africa operates 151 channels and various digital services, from 25 offices, broadcasting in 58 countries.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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