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Fox elevates Freer to president of networks group

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox promoted sports media division executive Randy Freer to the new post of president and chief operating officer of Fox Networks Group, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Freer will report to Peter Rice, chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group, which includes the Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports, the FX networks, Fox international channels and the National Geographic Channels.

Freer has held several executive roles at Fox, most recently as co-president and chief operating officer for Fox Sports Media Group, where he helped oversee the launch of cable channel Fox Sports 1 in August.