Fox Taps Liguori as President of Entertainment

Mar 24, 2005  •  Post A Comment

FX Networks President and CEO Peter Liguori has been named president of entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Co., replacing Gail Berman, who held the position for five years.

The announcement was made Thursday by Peter Chernin, president and CEO of News Corp., which owns both FX and Fox. Mr. Liguori will be responsible for Fox program development and scheduling as well as marketing, business affairs and promotions.

Mr. Liguori, who has run FX since 1998, helped launch series including “Nip/Tuck,” “The Shield” and “Rescue Me” and the TV movies “Redemption,” “The Pentagon Papers” and “44 Minutes.” Under his tenure, FX grew from a subscriber base of 39 million homes to 84 million.

Mr. Liguori joined Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996 as senior VP of marketing. Before joining Fox, he was VP of consumer marketing at HBO, where he also worked in the cable network’s home video department.

A former advertising executive at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi, he also produced the 1996 feature “Big Night.”