Fox International Channels Names Jo McGrath Head of Europe, Africa Production


 

LONDON -- Fox International Channels, 21st Century Fox’s international TV networks business, has elevated Jo McGrath to the position of head of production, FIC Europe & Africa.

The role gives McGrath responsibility for all production activity across FIC Europe’s entertainment and lifestyle brands.

McGrath, a former Channel 4 programming high flier and ex-Tiger Aspect chief, has spent the last few months developing 50 hours of original content for FIC’s international channel 24 Kitchen.

For the last six months, FIC Europe & Africa has begun producing programming for its entertainment and lifestyle channels across Europe as part of wider ambitions to develop more of its own content.  

McGrath will be based in the London office, reporting to Jason Thorp, executive vp content Europe & managing director U.K. Africa.

At U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, McGrath developed and commissioned factual entertainment shows including Ten Years Younger and You Are What You Eat.

"Editorially, we want to take risks," said McGrath.

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