Foxtel appoints Pay Per View boss

Conor Woods will look to grow Main Event audiences for Foxtel.

The Foxtel Group has appointed Conor Woods to the newly created role as Head of Pay Per View to oversee Main Event (aka the Boxing channel) audiences.

He joins from SportBusiness where he was Senior Vice President, Sports Consultancy, and previously was Managing Director ANZ at beIN Sports.

Steve Crawley, Executive Director FOX Sports, said: “The popularity of the new generation of Pay Per View stars, including Tim Tszyu and Justis Huni, is also driving audience growth for the Main Event business.

“Together, the reach of the Foxtel Group’s sports platform and the growing popularity of Boxing, UFC and WWE events is creating a wet sail for the Pay Per View business. We are incredibly pleased to have someone of Conor’s experience join us to lead this growth.”

Conor Woods said: “Main Event is one of the most famous brands in Australian subscription television and instantly recognisable as the home of the biggest Pay Per View events.

“With the reach of Foxtel’s residential subscriber base, plus the commercial venues network, and now the addition of Kayo, Main Event’s reach is unparalleled. This is an exciting opportunity to develop outstanding events for fans and lead the growth of this business.”

Main Event has attracted new audiences in recent years, not only coming from Kayo’s one million subscribers but fight fans who can use Kayo without a subscription to sign up for individual events.

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