21st Century Fox promotes Peter Rice to president
Mr. Rice will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO for Fox Networks Group, a role he has held since 2012.
In this capacity, he will continue to oversee Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX Sports, FX Networks, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Networks Group Latin America, Europe and Asia.
At Fox Networks Group, Mr. Rice has been instrumental in driving the growth of the Company’s television business across both linear and OTT platforms.
Prior to his current role, he served as Chairman, Entertainment, for FNG and Chairman, Entertainment, for Fox Broadcasting Company, propelling FOX to three seasons as the number one network and helping extend its streak to eight seasons as the top-rated broadcaster.
Before transitioning to Fox’s television business, Mr. Rice served as President, Fox Searchlight Pictures.
During his tenure, Fox Searchlight generated 51 Academy Award and 42 Golden Globe Award nominations, including a record 12 nominations and eight wins at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
Prior to leading Fox Searchlight, Mr. Rice was Executive Vice President, Production for Twentieth Century Fox.