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Highfield jumps from Kangaroo to Microsoft

Project Kangaroo's set back continue as CEO Ashley Highfield leaves the online venture before launch to become managing director for Microsoft UK’s online operation. He will be replaced on an…

Setanta seeks UK Chief

Irish pay-TV operator Setanta has called in headhunters to find a chief executive for its Great Britain operation following the departure of Mark O’Meara. O’Meara and commercial director Mark Mohan,…

Postgate appointed BBC Research Controller

Erik Huggers, Director of BBC Future Media and Technology, has appointed Matthew Postgate Controller of BBC Research & Innovation. In his new role, Postgate will be responsible for shaping and…

Hautefort appointed President of Pace France

Pace, developer of digital TV technologies, has announced the appointment of Mathias Hautefort as the new President of Pace France. Mathias joins Pace from Atari, the gaming company, where he…

Griffiths for Eircom

Irish telco Eircom is hiring former BT Vision technology director Richard Griffiths to lead VOD and IPTV strategy as TV and entertainment director. Eircom is examining multi-platform delivery via streaming…

Sky Italia men for Premiere

Premiere CEO Mark Williams has brought in execs from Sky Italia to try and rescue the floundering German pay TV group. Giovanni Brunelli, Marcello Maggioni and Gaetano Pannito have taken…

Lord Carter is comms minister

Former Ofcom and NTL chief executive Stephen Carter has been named as minister for communications, technology and broadcasting in the House of Lords, as part of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s…

Virgin bolsters commercial team

Virgin Media Television (VMtv) has confirmed two senior appointments to strengthen and develop its commercial strategy for the multi-screen digital future. David Cuff joins VMtv as its new Commercial Director,…

News man for Premiere

News Corp has moved to replace outgoing Premiere CEO Michael Börnicke with Mark Williams, a senior News man and one of the company's recent appointments Börnicke is said to have…

Virgin adds Directors

Virgin Media has confirmed the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors; Charles Allen and John Rigsby. Allen is non-executive Chairman of Global Radio, the UK Allen is non-executive Chairman…