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Peter Rice    

Chairman & CEO of Fox Networks Group; President of 21st Century Fox

Peter Rice was appointed Chairman and CEO for the Fox Networks Group in August 2012. In his role, he supervises all aspects of the Fox Broadcasting Company, FX Networks (including the recently launched FXX), as well as the Fox Sports Media Group (including the new FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2), as well as the company’s 22 owned-and-operated regional sports networks, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox College Sports, FOX Deportes, and the BTN (formerly Big Ten Network) joint venture with the Big Ten Conference. He is also responsible for multiple National Geographic Channel brands and the growing Fox International Channels (FIC), which distributes entertainment, documentary, sports and movie channels in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa through 300+ wholly-owned and managed television services in 181 countries that reach more than 1.625 billion cumulative subscribers. In August 2012 FIC launched the U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcast network, MundoFox, in partnership with RCN Television of Colombia. Mr. Rice also oversees Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages Fox’s interests in professional sports franchises and venues.

Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Rice served for two years as Chairman, Entertainment for Fox Networks Group. He also previously served as Chairman, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company – helping to drive the network to three seasons as No. 1 and extending FOX’s streak to eight seasons as the top-rated broadcaster.

Before transitioning to the television arena, Mr. Rice served as President, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic. He began his tenure at Fox Searchlight Pictures in 2000, during which time he released some of the most critically acclaimed films of the past decade and some of the highest-grossing films in Fox Searchlight’s history. While at the helm of the company, Mr. Rice generated 51 Academy Award and 42 Golden Globe Award nominations, including a record of 12 nominations and eight wins at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Notable films released under Mr. Rice’s leadership include Best Picture winner “Slumdog Millionaire,” as well as “Juno,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “The Wrestler,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “28 Days Later,” “Sideways,” “Garden State,” “The Savages,” “Once,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “Water,” “Thank You For Smoking,” “Bend it Like Beckham,” “In America,” “One Hour Photo,” “The Good Girl,” “The Deep End” and “Sexy Beast.”

Prior to heading up Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mr. Rice was Executive Vice President, Production for Twentieth Century Fox, where he served as a creative executive on Best Picture nominee “Moulin Rouge,” directed by Baz Luhrmann; and “X-Men,” directed by Bryan Singer; as well as “William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet,” “From Hell,” “The Beach,” “A Life Less Ordinary,” “Independence Day” and “Alien Resurrection.”

Mr. Rice began his career as a marketing intern at Twentieth Century Fox in July 1987. Subsequently, he held posts as Director of Acquisitions, Vice President of Production and Senior Vice President.

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