Industry veteran Hill to support ESL’s esports growth

Sports-media industry veteran David Hill has established a new production service in collaboration with the ESL esports competition.

Esports by Hill will work exclusively with ESL on special projects with selected publishers and sponsors.

Hill is best known for spearheading the launch of Fox Sports, having spent nearly three decades at US network Fox. He most recently served in the role of senior executive vice-president at 21st Century Fox.

In 2015 Hill launched the production venture, Hilly, through which he co-produced the 88th Academy Awards.

“David is a legend in entertainment and sports production and having an industry veteran of his stature join forces with ESL speaks to the explosive growth of esports into mainstream media,” ESL executive chairman Steven Roberts said. “David’s expertise will bring our production capabilities and broadcast talent to the next level and further our position as the premier partner for publishers and sponsors.”

Hill said: “I’ve always looked to the gaming industry for inspiration for sports programing, especially in the areas of graphics, audio and design. Esports is one of the most exciting areas of sports and entertainment and I’m looking forward to partnering with ESL on this new Esports by Hill premium offering.”