46 | WHERE IN THE WORLD…

Hernan Lopez
Title: President/CEO, Fox International Channels
Number of Years in Cable: 22
Education: MBA, University of Miami
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Listen, then talk.

Why Him? It’s hard to keep up with this international jetsetter as he oversees all operations of FIC including Fox and Fox Sports—the latter of which is in full-throttle in Latin America and Asia with parent News Corp.’s acquisition of ESPN/Star Sports. Also in Lopez’s portfolio is National Geographic Channel, FX, Fox Life, Nat Geo Wild, MovieCity and Star Movies. Together, the networks reach 1.4 billion subscribers through 300-plus channels in Latin America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. He also oversees FIC’s U.S. Hispanic cable networks including Fox Deportes, Nat Geo Mundo and MundoFox, the Spanish-language broadcast joint venture with the Colombia-based RCN that launched last summer (and competing against stalwarts Telemundo and Univision). MundoFox is already standing out with plans to launch a Hispanic version of “The X Factor” this summer and adopt FX police drama “The Bridge.”

Apple or Samsung? Apple

The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Learn English sooner.

Favorite decade? The ’10s

Most embarrassing moment? Being so engaged on a phone conversation that I walked into a ladies’ room at LAX.

Favorite airport? LAX, except for Terminal 5, where I am no longer welcome.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: A 52-inch Samsung TV connected to a cable set top box.

I wish Congress would just… strengthen copyrights. ?

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