Fox Networks Group (FNG) has promoted Jeff Hughes to President of its Digital Consumer Group (DCG).
The move frees up Brian Sullivan to focus on his role as the network group’s President/COO.
Hughes will continue to report Sullivan, while oversee a team focused on digital strategy and execution for all entertainment and sports brands, including Fox’s “TV Everywhere” and streaming products.
Hughes previously served as President of Technology and Innovation for DCG and was an integral part of the launch of the company’s new streaming platform, currently deployed across its authenticated apps.
“Jeff has a unique combination of technology expertise and senior management experience, which, along with his insight into the needs of consumers, makes him the perfect executive to lead our digital team,” said Sullivan. “From my time with Jeff at Fox to our previous experience together at Sky, I have seen him create and harness exciting digital opportunities, and I look forward to watching him continue to do that in this new role.”
Before joining FNG in 2016, Hughes served for five years as CEO and then Chairman of the Board for Omnifone, a British digital music streaming platform company that powered some of the world’s largest companies’ music services.
Prior to that, he was the Director of IT and Strategy for BSkyB, managing a team of 1500 people charged with building and operating all of the company’s technology systems.