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Veteran Fox executive David Hill departing company

Veteran Fox executive David Hill departing company

David Hill, the influential impresario of Fox Sports who developed snazzy gimmicks that turbo-charged the presentation of TV sports, is stepping down from his senior position at 21st Century Fox. The company said Tuesday that Hill, a longtime lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch,  was leaving the company to launch his own production firm called Hilly. Fox will finance Hill's new venture. Fox is the midst of a generational change in leadership. Last week, Fox's board of directors approved the promotions of Murdoch's two sons, Lachlan and James, into leadership roles at the company. Many of Murdoch's long-time and trusted associates, including Fox's Chief...