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Malone denies German buy reports

Liberty Global's John Malone has denied reports in Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper that the company will make further cable acquisitions in Germany. The newspaper, quoting company sources, said Malone was looking…

Levin apologises for AOL: 'worst deal of century'

Jerry Levin, who sold Time Warner for AOL shares inflated by the dotcom boom, has marked the 10th anniversary of the disastrous $164 billion deal with a call for today's…

Branson geek squad

Richard Branson has launched a 'geek squad' to help consumers with problems like computers that crash, wireless networks that won’t connect or games consoles that refuse to connect with other…

SeeSaw Managing Editor

SeeSaw, the online TV service owned by broadcaster Arqiva, has appointed Dan Watt-Smith as managing editor. He was previously chief mobile editor at online video-on-demand broadcaster Babelgum. Watt-Smith said, “The…

Barron is COO of Virgin

Virgin Media's strategy head Andrew Barron has been named chief operating officer.Barron joined Virgin Media in March 2008 and since then has led the company’s strategy development and, more recently,…

Discovery appoints Liguori as CEO

Discovery Communications has turned to a Hollywood marketing executive to lead its joint ventures with Oprah Winfrey and Hasbro. Peter Liguori, the former Fox Broadcasting chairman, will take over as…

DirecTV names White as new CEO

DirecTV has named Michael White as its new President and CEO. White announced in September that he will retire later this year from his current position as vice chairman of…

Phorm UK MD out

Targeted ad firm Phorm has lost its UK managing director Nick Barnett. With none of Phorm's initially-announced three interested UK ISPs having gone ahead with rollout it seems the company…

Archie Norman confirmed as ITV chairman

ITV has confirmed Archie Norman, the former chief executive of supermarket group Asda, as its new chairman. The appointment of Norman, 55, a former Tory MP, will bring to an…

Virgin's Berkett joins GMG board

Guardian Media Group has has appointed Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett as a non-executive director. Berkett has been VMED CEO since 2008 and was appointed COO of the company's precursor…