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Virginia Lee to head Cable Europe comms

Cable Europe, the trade association representing all leading broadband cable TV operators and their national associations throughout Europe, has appointed seasoned broadcast public affairs executive Virginia Lee as Director of Communications. Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe, said he was delighted to announce Virginia’s the appointment, particularly at a time when the “vibrant” industry had such an incredibly strong [...]

Aereo’s Kanojia: ‘No Plan B’

Echoing recent comments by Barry Diller, the main backer of Internet TV streaming service Aereo, that failure in its forthcoming Supreme Court copyright case would likely see the end of the service, the company’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia has admitted there is no ‘Plan B’ should the Supreme Court decide against it in the case which begins April 22. [...]

Diller: ‘Aereo court chances 50-50′

Barry Diller, the main backer of Internet TV streaming service Aereo, has described its chances of a successful outcome in its forthcoming Supreme Court copyright case as “50-50” and suggested that failure would likely see the end of the service. Interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, Diller confirmed he would be in attendance at the hearing beginning April 22, saying he [...]

Dee Dee Myers to head Warner Bros comms


Former White House Press Secretary and current political analyst and commentator Dee Dee Myers has been named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros. Myers will join the company September 2nd and report to Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. After leaving the White House, Myers was a consultant to celebrated Warner Bros [...]

Nilesat’s Hamza to retire

Officially, Salah Hamza is Nilesat’s CTO/chief engineer, but everyone knows him as the person responsible for just about everything that happens at Nilesat’s City headquarters, near Cairo. Hamza will go on May 1st, its board agreed last week. Hamza said only that it was something he had been contemplating for some time past. “Now it is time to enjoy life [...]

ContentBridge names Kaczmarek VP Outside Sales

ContentBridge Systems, LLC has announced that Kyle Kaczmarek will serve as Vice President of Outside Sales for the company. The announcement was made by company COO Doug Reinart. ContentBridge provides technologies and services that help major studios, aggregators and independent distributors meet their digital distribution challenges. The company’s best-in-class software provides cost-effective ways to manage, transform and deliver media and metadata to [...]

AMC/Sundance Channel promotes Frazier to SVP, Global Distribution, EMEA

AMC/Sundance Channel Global announced today the promotion of Marco Frazier to Senior Vice President, Global Distribution, EMEA.  In this role, Frazier will oversee global distribution for AMC/Sundance Channel Global in EMEA and continue to report to Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution.  He will be based in Italy. Frazier has over 20 years of experience in securing distribution for [...]

O’Donoghue leaving ITV Studios

Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years. The co-founder of Hat Trick Productions will “scale back” her working commitments following a successful period at ITV’s production arm. She will remain a member of the business’ board. ITV said a successor for the role, which effectively exists as a deputy for [...]

BBC3’s Bennett to head Sky Atlantic


BBC3 controller Zai Bennett is switching channels to run Sky Atlantic, just a month after the corporation confirmed his TV network was to become online-only. Bennett, who joined the BBC from ITV three years ago, is set to leave the corporation around June and will then join BSkyB as director of Sky Atlantic – the UK home of HBO’s output, [...]

South Africa digital boss in graft allegations


South Africa’s Sunday Independent is reporting that the head of the country’s 2 billion Rand digital TV migration project is involved in a police investigation into wrongdoing at a previous position. The allegations say that Zami Nkosi, currently chief executive of the nation’s Universal Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) was subject to a forensic examination of his previous business [...]

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