Bruce Steinberg has been appointed CEO of Fox Kids Europe. He will begin work immediately, and will report directly to the Supervisory Board of Fox Kids Europe. He succeeds Ynon Kreiz who had previously announced his resignation effective this month.
Steinberg will be charged with leading the continued growth of all of FKE’s businesses, including FKE Channels, which reach more than 32 million households in 56 countries, FKE program distribution and FKE consumer products. He will also drive the continuing effort to achieve better synergies and integration with The Walt Disney Company.
In the new position, Steinberg will draw from extensive management experience in European media and television programming. He was a key figure at MTV Networks, where he helped drive the growth of MTV Europe as sr. VP of advertising sales and new business development. He then became CEO of UK Gold & UK Living TV. After the sale of these channels, he moved to BSkyB as general manager of broadcasting with oversight of all of Sky Network’s entertainment channels, including Sky One, Sky Movies and Sky News, as well as the pay per view business. He subsequently was co-founder and managing director of technology and media venture capital company i-spire, which has equity stakes in such companies as Ministry of Sound and Cheapflights.com.