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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Ericsson Head of Strategy stepping down

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Ericsson has confirmed that Douglas Gilstrap, senior Vice President and global Head of Strategy, will resign from his role, effective August 1st 2014. Gilstrap joined Ericsson in this role in 2009 and has been responsible for developing the company’s business strategy and driving its M&A activities. He also played a key role in dissolving the ST-Ericsson joint venture and integrating [...]

iWedia appoints Sunghoon Kim as VP Sales

iWedia, a provider of software solutions for TV devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sunghoon Kim as VP Sales with a special focus on the digital TV operators market. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunghoon Kim has accumulated 15+ years experience selling software and services to the digital TV market. Before joining iWedia, he served several years at Alticast, [...]

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