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Ex-Song exec launches production company

Former Sony executive Ziad Kebbi has launched a Middle East-focused production company branded ‘Maximum Media’. Kebbi will be CEO of the new Dubai-based company, which will bring international formats to the Middle East as well as develop ideas originating in the region. “Non-scripted will be the focus at the beginning, scripted is a longer-term process and will come further ahead,” […]

Kaza to lead Tablet TV launch in US

Motive Television has appointed Drew Kaza to oversee the launch of its Tablet Television services in the United States later this year. Kaza has been a Non-Executive Director of the Motive since December 2010. As he will no longer be an independent director, he will step down as chairman of the Company’s Nomination Committee. Kaza has over 27 years’ experience […]

Genty appointed CEO of Alterna’TV

Eutelsat Communications has announced the appointment of Aymeric Genty as Chief Executive Officer of Alterna’TV, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Americas based in Miami. From its base as a distributor of Hispanic TV channels to households connected to leading cable and IP platforms in the US, Alterna’TV will now be leveraging Eutelsat’s extensive broadcasting experience to expand its scope. Under the […]

Petrocelli joins Friend MTS

Friend MTS, a video content protection provider, has announced the appointment of Mike Petrocelli as Senior VP Sales and Business Development, Americas. Petrocelli will head Friend MTS’ Americas Division, Friend MTS to strengthen the company’s positioning and efforts in that region. “This is an extremely important appointment for Friend MTS. Mike brings extensive experience, a rich portfolio and the necessary leadership […]

Civolution advertising execs

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising media content, has announced the appointments of Volker Ballueder as Director Sales Advertising Solutions EMEA and Joe Krokus as Senior Commercial Director Advertisting Solutions US. These appointments will spearhead Civolution’s expansion in TV synchronised advertising in Europe and the US. Prior to joining Civolution as Director Sales Advertising […]

Xstream appoints new Global Alliance Director

Xstream the premium provider of OTT and TV Everywhere services and vendor of the award winning video management system, Xstream MediaMaker has announced that Morten Søger has joined Xstream as their new Director of Global Alliances. Morten brings significant senior executive experience from years of service with a number of market leading software and technology companies. Prior to joining Xstream, […]

US names IP ‘Enforcer’

The White House has nominated Danny Marti as Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President. The IPEC oversees the White House’s efforts to combat intellectual property infringement, including the theft of copyrighted TV shows and movies, while protecting fair use rights. Marti has been managing partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington. Marti’s predecessor, Victoria […]

Fairhead named BBC Trust chair

Rona Fairhead CBE is the Government’s preferred candidate for the BBC Trust Chairman, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has announced. The non-executive director of HSBC and PepsiCo has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate following an open recruitment process, overseen by an independent Public Appointments Assessor. She will now appear before parliamentary members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select […]

Ex-Disney exec is Sony Russia chief

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has hired Vadim Sokolovsky, a former Disney Russia producer, to run its production business in Russia following the exit of Maria Smirnova to CTC. Sokolovsky will manage all aspects of Sony’s television production business in Russia, including development, sales and production of programming, as well as the financial performance, strategic vision, operation and growth of those […]

Matthews to join HBO Europe

Steve Matthews will join the HBO Europe Original Productions team as Executive Producer, Drama Development on September 1st 2014. A drama producer and script executive with international experience, Matthews will be based in London but will work with the HBO Europe original production centres in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania. He will support HBO Europe’s local creative teams […]

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