Gary Burns quits FOX Sports

EXCLUSIVE: FOX Sports Head of Sports Entertainment Gary Burns has quit suddenly, after 5 years with the sports platform.

Burns joined from Nine in 2012, as Director of FOX Sports Channels. Other roles have also include Head of Programming & Production.

“Gary Burns has taken the decision to leave the business as of last Friday,” a FOX Sports spokesperson told TV Tonight.

“His role has been absorbed by the Head of TV and News, Steve Crawley.

“We wish Gary all the very best.”

The shock move comes less than a month after the launch of the new FOX League channel, which included the launch of new sports entertainment shows.


  1. I think Fox Sports had a commercial fail losing English Premier League Soccer to Optus. I cant imagine A League will attract any peak audiences and it’s sad that Foxtel and SBS exclusively keep the round ball game alive on Australian TV. Generally, Fox Sports has steadily diluted it’s top sports coverage and increasingly offers a diversity of overseas content which is unlikely to find much interest, because I suspect the bulk of the sports subscribers will be watching AFL and NRL the two remaining Golden Eggs for Foxtel.

    • Silly comments all round.

      As mentioned in the other reply, A League rates higher and is at a more valuable time of day/night.

      As for saying they’re offering is diluted by offering more sports, I’m just confused.

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