Fox Kids Europe Appoints Bruce Steinberg As New CEO
Fox Kids Europe N.V. (FKE) has announced that Bruce Steinberg will succeed Ynon Kreiz as chief executive officer. Kreiz had previously announced his resignation effective in December 2002, and Steinberg will take over the position immediately, reporting directly to the supervisory board of Fox Kids Europe. Steinberg will be charged with leading the continued growth of all of FKEs businesses, including FKE Channels, which reach more than 32 million households in 56 countries, FKE Program Distribution and FKE Consumer Products. Most notably, he will also drive the continuing effort to achieve better synergies and integration with The Walt Disney Company. (ABC Cable Networks Group, part of The Walt Disney Company, is the 76% owner of FKE.) Previously, Steinberg was senior vice president of advertising sales and new business at MTV Networks, helping to drive the growth of MTV Europe. He then became Chief Executive Officer of UK Gold & UK Living TV before moving to BSkyB as General Manager, Broadcasting, where he was responsible for channel distribution and the management of BSkyBs shareholdings in the joint venture channels, including Nickelodeon UK, National Geographic, QVC and the Paramount Comedy Channel. Just prior to his move to FKE, Steinberg was co-founder and managing director of i-spire, a technology and media venture capital company.