As President and Chief Executive Officer of FOX International Channels (FIC) Hernan Lopez oversees a massive international multichannel television organization that operates over 200 channels and their related online and production units. He is responsible for all operations of FIC, which produces channels primarily under the brands Fox, National Geographic Channel, FX, Fox Life, Fox Crime, NatGeo Wild, MovieCity and Star Movies, reaching almost 1 billion subscribers in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He also oversees Fox’s US Hispanic cable networks, Fox Deportes and Utilisima.
Since his appointment as General Manager of Fox Latin American Channel in 2000, Mr. Lopez has been credited with a turnaround and expansion plan that has fostered a ten-fold growth in revenue. During his tenure, including his promotion to COO of FIC in 2008, the company has expanded into the premium, sports, production and online advertising businesses and has launched such channels as FX, Fox Life, Speed Channel, CityFamily, Baby TV and NatGeo Wild in Latin America and FX in the United Kingdom, and was appointed distributor for NBC Universal's cable channels in Latin America and Japan.