Thompson, Freer Upped at FSN


Fox Sports Networks announced the promotions of Bob Thompson and Randy Freer.

Thompson is now president, Fox National Cable Sports Networks, elevated from president of FSN.

He will now oversee operations for the FSN national programming service, Speed Channel, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, FUEL TV, three Fox College Sports networks and the programmer’s interests in the Big Ten Network joint-venture launching in August.

Thompson will also continue to manage Fox Sports Latin America, Fox Sports Middle East and other Fox-branded international sports networks in his dual capacity as president of Fox Sports International.

Freer, now president of Fox Regional Cable Sports Networks, had been FSN’s chief operating officer. He will now oversee the programmer’s group of 18 owned-and-operated regional cable sports networks.