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Thinkbox appoints Channel 5’s Hill

Thinkbox has announced that Matt Hill, the current Head of Planning and Insight at Channel 5, has been appointed Research and Planning Director at Thinkbox. He will take up the post in early 2015. Hill will have responsibility for Thinkbox’s research and planning teams and will take a seat on the Thinkbox board. Hill has been at Channel 5 since […]

Sanchez appointed RTVE president (again)

The Spanish Parliament has appointed the former General Director of Madrid-based Regional TV channel Telemadrid, Jose Antonio Sanchez, as the new president of the public national broadcaster RTVE, replacing Leopoldo Gonzalez-Echenique who recently resigned on the grounds of lack of financial resources for the TV group. Sanchez already was the president of RTVE in 2002-2004 and now he will have […]

SeaChange appoints Samit CEO

SeaChange International, the global multi-screen video software company, has announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jay Samit as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Samit will also become a member of the Board.  Samit succeeds SeaChange’s current CEO Raghu Rau. “It is a great honour to be leading SeaChange at a time when the promise of TV on […]

Net Insight shuffles management team

Net Insight, a provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has announced changes to the company’s management team. Per Lindgren, currently senior vice president business development and chief technology officer (CTO), will take on the position of senior vice-president strategy and business development, while current deputy CTO Martin Karlsson is named as the new […]

Visual Unity strengthens marketing team

OTT solutions provider Visual Unity has strengthened its marketing team by appointing James Mazur to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Formerly co-founder and leader of a start-up software company and Award winning GoStickman animation studio, James Mazur has extensive experience in online business and digital marketing. As Chief Marketing Officer, he will head the marketing team and take responsibility […]

Video Pioneer Yves Faroudja to Present at SMPTE 2014

Faroudja Enterprises has announced that company founder and president, Yves Faroudja, will present “Improving Video Streaming and File Compression Efficiency without Affecting Quality” at the SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) in Hollywood, California. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 21 at 10:45 AM, Yves’ presentation will show how the efficiency of today’s digital video compression systems may be […]

UK PM’s IP adviser stands down

Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has informed UK Prime Minister David Cameron that he is standing down as his IP adviser. Weatherley was appointed by the Prime Minister in September 2013 to be his Intellectual Property Adviser. In his role, Weatherley has worked closely with the […]

Sky IQ’s McMullen joins Thinkbox

Thinkbox has confirmed that Hannah McMullen is joining the organisation as Head of Marketing. McMullen was formerly Head of Marketing at Sky IQ, Sky’s data analytics arm. As Thinkbox’s Head of Marketing, McMullen will be responsible for Thinkbox’s TV advertising, publications, events programme, email marketing, film production management, database development, owned award schemes and strategic partnerships. McMullen joins Thinkbox from […]

Icahn: ‘TV large opportunity for Apple’


American businessman, activist shareholder and investor Carl Icahn has written a wide-ranging open letter to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, urging a share repurchase, suggesting its stock is undervalued, and has highlighted TV as a “large” market opportunity for the company. With Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, which holds some 53 million shares in Apple, forecasting “robust” per cent earnings growth of […]

Frank launches Dial Square 86

David Frank, former CEO of  producer Zodiak Media, has confirmed the launch of Dial Square 86, a next generation content group focused on the creation, enhancement and exploitation of entertainment content across all platforms. Frank will take the helm as CEO of Dial Square 86, which he formed in recognition of the many opportunities opening up to content producers and […]

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