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Rovi hires Javaid as SVP of Discovery

Rovi Corporation has announced that Omar Javaid has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Discovery, based out of Rovi’s corporate headquarters in Santa Clara. As head of the newly created Discovery business group, Javaid is responsible for Rovi’s discovery product offerings from concept to customer delivery and oversees multiple areas across the group – from engineering, architecture and […]

Miller named Cartoon Network President

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Christina Miller has been appointed President and General Manager of Turner Broadcasting System-owned channels Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Miller previously worked at Cartoon Network Enterprises as senior VP, and was more recently general manager of NBA Digital and SVP of Cartoon Network stablemate Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming. She replaces Stu Snyder, who exited earlier this year after six years […]

O’Driscoll signs with BT Sport

Brian O’Driscoll has announced one of the next steps in his career will be working as a rugby presenter for BT Sport. O’Driscoll has agreed to carry out various roles for BT Sport, acting as a rugby expert and a BT Sport ambassador. O’Driscoll is one of rugby’s all-time greats. He has one hundred and thirty three Irish Caps and […]

Vaizey handed digital brief

A wide-ranging reshuffle of Prime Minister David Cameron’s ministerial appointments has seen Ed Vaizey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, promoted to the role of Minister responsible for digital industries. His responsibilities will be shared between his current department – Culture, Media and Sport  – and the Business, Innovation and Skills department. Vaizey was appointed […]

Walden, Newman to head Fox Broadcasting

21st Century Fox has confirmed it is combining its broadcasting company and studio group into one business. Two veteran Fox executives, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, who together have led the 20th Century Fox Television studios group for the last 15 years, will lead the new Fox Television Group as joint chairmen and chief executives. The broadcaster is facing stark […]

Kim Dotcom plans to float music sharing service


Controversial tech icon Kim Dotcom is planning to raise £2.5 million for his new digital music service ‘Baboom’ by taking it public on the Australian Securities Exchange by the end of 2014. The plans were revealed in a 41-page prospectus being distributed to potential investors, as well as published on Baboom’s website. The company is hoping to issue up to […]

BBC’s Coles heads to Discovery

Discovery Networks has announced the appointment of Dominic Coles, Director of Operations, BBC to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Networks Western Europe.  He will work for Dee Forbes, President and Managing Director of Western Europe and Doug Baker, COO/CFO Discovery Networks International. In his new role, Coles will be responsible for the operational and […]

Mourinho signs with BT Sport


Jose Mourinho has signed a three-year deal with BT Sport. Mourinho has agreed to carry out various roles for BT Sport, including making football programmes, acting as a football expert and giving a manager’s perspective, and becoming a BT Sport ambassador. Mourinho, who is the current Chelsea manager, kicks off his partnership with BT Sport with a role in the […]

Leroy appointed Eutelsat CTO

Eutelsat Communications has confirmed the appointment of Yohann Leroy as Chief Technical Officer, succeeding Raphaël Mussalian who will continue to contribute his experience to Eutelsat as Special Advisor on Technology Strategy reporting to Michel de Rosen, Chairman and CEO. As CTO, Leroy is responsible for ensuring Eutelsat continues to exploit and invest in key satellite and terrestrial technologies for the […]

Rightster acquires Base79

Rightster has acquired rival Base79 in a deal that could be worth as much as £50 million (€63m). The  business, which manages and monetises video channels on YouTube, said the deal will make it the fourth biggest channel provider in North America and the largest outside the US. Rightster is paying around £25 million cash for Base79 – which is […]

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