Fox Kids Worldwide promotes Ynon Kriez

FOX KIDS WORLDWIDE has promoted YNON KRIEZ to president, Fox Kids Europe, a newly created position. As managing director of Fox Kids Europe since its launch in 1997, Kriez, based in London, has already overseen the launch of language-localized children's channels in the U.K., Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Poland, as well as a program block in Spain.

Haim Saban, chairman and CEO of Fox Family Worldwide commented on Kriez's leadership, "His success during this relatively brief period of time exemplifies our aggressive strategy to become the prominent children's television leader in Europe and throughout the world." Before moving to Fox, Kriez was senior vice president of business development for Saban Entertainment,a position in which he played an instrumental role in the formation of the strategic alliance between Fox and Saban that resulted in Fox Family Worldwide.

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