David Lyle for top FremantleMedia job
David Lyle is set to return to Australia to helm FremantleMedia replacing the Fennessy brothers.
Australian David Lyle, who heads up FOX’s Reality channel in the US, has been tipped to take charge of FremantleMedia Australia.
He would replace Mark and Carl Fennessy who are leaving to run Shine for Elisabeth Murdoch.
The appointment was reported by Variety, but then taken down from its website.
Lyle worked at FremantleMedia in the US until 2004, in charge of Entertainment and Drama. He has a long background in television, both on and off screen, once hosting the television nostalgia show The Golden Years of Television.
Lyle was also an executive at Nine where is brother Richard continues as chief classification officer.