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Phillips named BBC Entertainment chief

The BBC has named Kate Phillips as the new controller of entertainment commissioning. She will take up the role from September 5th. She will be responsible for overseeing the likes…

Altice reorganises management structure

Altice reorganises management structure

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice is reorganising its group management structure ahead of the closing of the acquisition of Cablevision by Altice USA. The new group…

Redstone moves to oust Dauman from Viacom

US billionaire media baron Sumner Redstone has axed his former protege Philippe Dauman from the board of Viacom, where Dauman is CEO. Dauman currently oversees MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon,…

Discovery’s Perrette signs new contract

Discovery Communications has struck a new 3-year service contract with its international President, JB Perrette. The agreement will run from June 13th 2016 until June 30th 2019. Perrette’s base salary…

Former ONO chief charged with murder

Former ONO chief charged with murder

Following his arrest on June 5th, Richard Alden, former CEO of ONO in Spain, has now been charged with murdering a woman who was found shot dead in his house…

Stewart new OSN CEO

OSN has announced the appointment of Martin Stewart, an experienced international pay TV professional with proven industry leadership credentials, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Stewart has served as Director…

CBS names Lanzone chief digital officer

Jim  Lanzone will be CBS’s first CDO as well as remaining head of CBS Interactive. The company says he will ensure that the company has a collaborative and coordinated digital…

BAFTA appoints Lush as Chair

BAFTA appoints Lush as Chair

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has appointed Jane Lush as its new Chair, succeeding Anne Morrison. Lush has been Deputy Chair for the past year and…

Former ONO chief murder arrest

Richard Alden, former CEO of ONO in Spain and Wananchi in Kenya, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The British communications executive took Grace Kinyanjui to hospital in Nairobi…

Ergen to cash in $20bn ‘spare spectrum’?

Ergen to cash in $20bn ‘spare spectrum’?

Echostar and Dish TV founder Charlie Ergen briefed some 80 media and telecoms analysts at a meeting in Denver and left them of the opinion that once this current FCC…

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