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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
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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