Former Fox TV Exec, David Hill, To Give E-sports TV Production Values

Major eSports producer ESL has inked a partnership with David Hill — the former longtime Fox TV exec who launched Fox Sports in the U.S. — to give its video-game competitions television-style production values.
Hill will work exclusively with ESL on special projects with select game publishers and sponsors to develop premium eSports events through Hilly, the production shingle he established after exiting 21st Century Fox in 2015.
Hill’s first orders of business will be training ESL production teams on TV best practices and recruiting and grooming star-caliber eSports announcers. “We’re going to find gaming’s answer to Joe Buck and Terry Bradshaw,” said Hill, referring to two of Fox’s top sportscasters.
ESL, majority-owned by Swedish media conglomerate MTG, produces 20,000-plus hours of eSports programming per year through in-person and online competitions and tournaments for game titles including Riot’s “League of Legends,” Blizzard Entertainment’s “Overwatch” and Valve’s “Counter Strike: Global Offensive.”
Being absolutely fair, it’s not the acme of television production. We’re going to make gaming [TV] network-ready, because we firmly believe the next big thing in entertainment is video gaming.
— David Hill