Fox Sports International Promotes Trio of Programming Standouts

Fox Sports International Promotes Trio of Programming Standouts

Frank Uddo Moves Up to Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions; Marvin Zepeda and Joshua Glassel to Programming Directors


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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 31, 2007–Fox Sports International (FSI) announced today the promotion of Frank Uddo to Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions for Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, and Fox Sports Latin America. Marvin Zepeda was also promoted to Director of Programming for Fox Sports Latin America, Northern Cone; while Joshua Glassel moved up to Programming Director for Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español. Frank will continue to report to Dermot McQuarrie, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for FSI, while Marvin and Joshua will report to Frank.

“Frank, Marvin and Joshua have made major contributions to FSI’s programming department and I am delighted to be able to recognize their valuable input with these promotions. Their dedication to FSI has been instrumental in securing long term rights agreements that include until 2010 the Barclay’s English Premier League, Major League Soccer, the InterLiga(TM) Tournament, Italian Serie A, and Major League Baseball through 2013. These deals solidify FSI as the leader in soccer and baseball programming for years to come. More importantly, these major advancements position FSI to continue to deliver to our loyal English- and Spanish-speaking viewers the best in live sports programming or on VOD,” said McQuarrie.

In his new role, Uddo assumes responsibility for the general management and day-to-day operations of FSI’s programming department, including scheduling and VOD, as well as for strategic acquisitions for Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, and for the Northern Cone operations of Fox Sports Latin America. A seven year veteran of FSI, Uddo most recently served as Director of Programming Acquisitions.

Zepeda will be responsible for all day-to-day scheduling for Fox Sports Latin America throughout the Northern Cone; Glassel will assume scheduling responsibilities for Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español. Zepeda joined FSI 12 years ago, while Glassel is now entering his 10th year at Fox.

Fox Sports International is an international sports programming and production entity housed within the Fox Networks Group, one of the major operating units within Fox Entertainment Group and News Corporation (NYSE:NWS). FSI operates the programming services Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Middle East, as well as a London-based programming syndication sales division, and is partnered with Global Television in Fox Sports World Canada. In 2002, it joined with HM Capital Partners, LLC. to form Fox Pan American Sports LLC, one of the world’s largest Spanish-language sports operations and programming ventures, spanning North, Central and South America. Through this joint venture, FSI manages the U.S. Spanish-language sports network Fox Sports en Español.

Fox Sports International Promotes Trio of Programming Standouts