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Darroch takes Chair of Sky Deutschland

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The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland has elected Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer of Sky, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland. He replaces James Murdoch, who will remain a member the Board. The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland AG will comprise the following nine members: – Jeremy Darroch (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Chief Executive Officer of […]

Murdoch Sky Board protest

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James Murdoch’s re-election to the UK Sky board will again be opposed by Pirc, the pension fund advisers, and they are joined by The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum – which unites 61 public sector pension funds. Rupert Murdoch controls 39 per cent of Sky, which was known as BSkyB until changing its name last week. “LAPFF has consistently raised […]

Piksel appoints Berry

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has confirmed that Neil Berry has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Commercial for EMEA. Berry will be leading the expansion of Piksel’s business in Europe, building on 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the broadcast, digital media, and enterprise space. Berry joins Piksel from video […]

Tilgin announces CEO change

Tilgin, a leading provider of solutions for multi-play and next-generation broadband access, announces a CEO change and has appointed Jonny Wetterborn as new CEO for the company from November 1st 2014. After five years as CEO, Mats Victorin has decided to pursue opportunities outside Tilgin. The Board has decided to appoint Wetterborn as new CEO. “We do not expect any […]

Rittman joins CASBAA board

During its Council of Governors Meeting concluding the CASBAA Convention 2014, CASBAA announced the election of Frank Rittman of the Motion Picture Association to its Board of Directors. “CASBAA is looking forward to having Frank Rittman’s vast experience in dealing with IP and regulatory issues across the Asia Pacific region,” said Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA. “His perspective will inform the […]

ABS appoints Martos as MD of The Americas

ABS gas announced the appointment of Dolores Martos as the Managing Director of the Americas.   In this position, Dolores is responsible for leading the sales, business development and operations for the Americas markets.  Dolores is based in Washington DC and reports directly to Tom Choi. Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “Dolores brings significant leadership and commercial experience to […]

Discovery reorganises European operations

Discovery Networks International is realigning its European operations into three business clusters with the aim of unlocking new growth opportunities, maximising operational effectiveness and increasing revenue across the continent and beyond. JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International, said that Discovery Communications had achieved tremendous success outside the US by driving organic growth and complementing it with targeted acquisitions, most recently […]

BET founder launching UMC

Robert L Johnson, who founded US cable channel Black Entertainment Television (BET) back in 1980 – and sold it to MTV/Viacom in 2001 – is getting back into broadcasting. His RLJ Entertainment is launching the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) into the US market. Johnson says UMC will offer a portfolio of more than 150 titles including movies, drama, factual and […]

Wuaki.tv strengthens management for Europe

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Spain-based VoD provider Wuaki.tv is strengthening its management team in an attempt to boost its European expansion. The company has appointed Sid Jayant (former European Product Manager for Video at Samsung) as a new Global Product Director to oversee the management and development of products through all platforms and devices in which Wuaki.tv is available: Smart TVs, game consoles, tablets, […]

BBC Store names chief

BBC Worldwide has appointed Jonathan Green as the new Director of BBC Store, the new digital service to be launched by the BBC next year which will allow people to buy and keep digital copies of the BBC programmes they love. Jonathan will join BBC Worldwide in his new role in December having previously held senior roles at Virgin Media […]

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