Premier Media Group (PMG) today announced the appointment of Mr Gary Burns as Director FOX SPORTS Channels.
Mr Burns joins FOX SPORTS after a cumulative 20 years at the Nine Network, where he is currently Head of Event Television. He will commence his new role as head of FOX SPORTS Channels in 2012.
During his time at Nine Mr. Burns has held a variety of roles including Head of Sport and Executive Producer, The Midday Show with Ray Martin. Mr. Burns also had 5 years as Head of Television at TVN Racing Network.
FOX SPORTS CEO, Mr Patrick Delany, said: “We are pleased to announce Gary’s appointment as Head of FOX SPORTS 1, 2 and 3 based in our Sydney office.”
“Gary brings tremendous experience in producing live sport to FOX SPORTS. He will assume control of our team of Executive Producers in NRL, Rugby, Football, Cricket and Tennis and with his vision and expertise will take our productions to a new level,” said Mr Delany.
Mr Burns said: “I relish the opportunity to join the FOX SPORTS team. I have always loved producing live sport, which is the domain of FOX SPORTS with over 8,000 hours produced per annum across FOX SPORTS 1, 2 and 3.”
“The magazine programming that FOX SPORTS produces to complement its live sport offering is unrivalled on Australian television, and will be further enhanced when the channels move to state-of-the-art HD studios and facilities at the new FOX SPORTS headquarters in Gore Hill in early 2013.”