FIC Turkey & FOX Turkey to Be Combined


ISTANBUL: FOX International Channels (FIC) is combining FIC Turkey and FOX Turkey into a single operational business.

Both companies currently report to Jan Koeppen, the president of FOX International Channels Europe and Africa. Now, FIC’s Adam Theiler will run the combined business as executive VP for Southern Europe and Africa. Theiler will continue to oversee all of FIC’s television and online businesses in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Africa. Pietro Vicari, who has run the FOX Turkey business for the past five years, will take a new position at Sky Italy as deputy CFO. Cenk Soner will lead the integration process as COO. Mehmet Icagasioglu will lead ad sales for the business. Sebnem Askin will continue to run programming at FOX TV. Dogan Senturk will continue in his role as head of news and sports at FOX TV.

“By combining our pay-TV business and our free-to-air channel in Turkey, we make them a more integral part 21st Century Fox, one of the world’s most dynamic media companies,” said Koeppen. “This operational integration creates a stronger partner for advertisers and platforms, a powerful creative destination for producers and an even more exciting place for our employees to work.”

Theiler added, “My goal is to see that the combined business continues to attract and motivate exceptional talent who will grow our pay- and free-to-air TV business. This combination strengthens our entire portfolio in the region.”