Fox Cable Promotes Affiliate Execs


Fox Cable Networks Group has promoted two executives to replace former senior vice president of sales and marketing Ray Hopkins.

Mike Hopkins (no relation) and Sean Riley were both named senior VP, affiliate sales.

Mike Hopkins, who had been VP of national accounts, will be responsible for leading Fox Cable's national-accounts team in negotiating and managing distribution deals.

Riley, formerly VP, sales operations, will oversee Fox Cable's U.S. sales force of 40, who distribute the diverse portfolio of services to providers.

Ray Hopkins left Fox Cable in November to become executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing at Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.