Mike Hopkins, Fox Networks Distribution president, has restructured his group's operations, giving executive vice president Michael Biard additional responsibilities and hiring two new executives.
Biard currently oversees distribution of Fox Networks' 43 domestic programming services by all of the major cable, satellite and telco operators, directing the business strategy and negotiations with the major distributors. In his new role he will have direct supervisory responsibility for distribution of the Fox services on all linear and non-linear platforms.
In the new structure, Julie Simon, senior vice president of advanced services, will report to Biard. Steve Carcano is joining the company as senior vice president, national accounts, reporting to Biard. Kris Nielsen-Refs will become Fox Networks new vice president, digital distribution, reporting to Simon.