Fox Cable Networks Group has promoted both Mike Hopkins, left photo, and Sean Riley to senior VP, affiliate sales. Mr. Hopkins was elevated from VP, national accounts, and Mr. Riley was bumped up from VP, sales operations. The two promotions were announced by Lindsay Gardner, executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, Fox Cable Networks Group, to whom Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Riley will continue to report.
In his new role Mike Hopkins will lead FCNG’s national accounts team in negotiating and managing distribution deals with the cable and satellite distributors. He will have responsibility for the group’s sales strategy and alternative distribution areas.
Sean Riley will lead FCNG’s 12 regional offices in sales and marketing management and revenue enhancement. Mr. Riley will oversee FCNG’s U.S. force of 40 sales and marketing professionals who distribute the portfolio of services to cable operators, DBS and other video providers. His duties will include distribution and integration of linear and other new products from Fox Cable Networks Group’s collection of services.#