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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 […]

Davies appointed the new CEO of never.no

never.no has announced that Scott Davies has been appointed the new CEO of never.no. Scott moves from his previous position as Vice President EMEA to form a new leadership group with Kelly Moulton (CCO), Taco Nieuwenhuis  (CTO), and Åse Lill Stenvik Jakobsen (who has recently been appointed as never.no’s new COO). Together they represent the best in never.no on customer […]

Gracenote appoints Batter CEO

Tribune Media Company has announced the appointment of John Batter as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of Tribune Media. An experienced technology and entertainment executive, Batter will set the strategic direction and drive growth for Gracenote’s core music and video metadata and technology businesses, as well as lead the company’s day-to-day operations. Batter will begin his […]

Kantar appoints Sanchez Director of Social TV

Kantar Media, a specialist in audience research, has confirmed the appointment of Carlos Sanchez to the newly-created role of Director of Social TV.  Sanchez was previously co-founder of specialist social TV analytics agency, The Data Republic, acquired by Kantar Media earlier this year. Sanchez will be responsible for the ongoing development of Kantar Media’s core capabilities around social TV.  This […]

ContentWise appoints Auteri as CTO

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has confirmed the appointment of Pancrazio Auteri as Chief Technology Officer. Effective immediately, Auteri will drive forward ContentWise’s technology roadmap, and oversee the company’s technology vision and innovation. Auteri joins ContentWise from TiVo, a leader in the advanced television market, where he held the position of Director of Product […]

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