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Sweeney, Smith join Netflix board


Netflix has added Anne Sweeney, recently Co-chair Disney Media Networks and President Disney-ABC Television at Walt Disney, and Brad Smith, Executive VP and General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft to its board, bringing the total number of directors to nine. “We look forward to benefitting from Brad and Anne’s perspective as we continue to build our global Internet […]

Ex-Apple Exec joins

Wuaki, the European VoD service, has appointed ex-Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin as the Head of the International Business Development. Janin brings to over 20 years of experience in the VoD field having worked for the last eight within Apple’s iTunes. In this role Janin was responsible for launching and managing the roll out of the iTunes film service […]

Sullivan quits Sky Deutschland


Brian Sullivan, CEO of Sky Deutschland, has quit and will leave in June. The supervisory board has named Carsten Schmidt, currently chief officer for sports, advertising sales and the Internet, as his successor. Sullivan has been CEO since 2010 and is credited with turning around its financial performance and subscriber numbers. He was previously with BSkyB, where he was responsible […]

Scripps Networks expands regional teams


Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, a division of the global producer of lifestyle content, has announced two new appointments as it continues to grow its international business. As Senior Vice President, Commercial for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Ross Hair will be responsible for distribution, brand growth, and revenue across its television properties: Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living.  […]

ITV appoints C4’s Forde in VoD role

ITV has appointed Channel 4’s head of viewer relationship management, Steve Forde, to become its director of marketing and experience for online and on demand. Forde will join ITV later this year with a remit that covers audience engagement, innovation and design for ITV Player. Forde joined Channel 4 in 2005 as head of digital marketing before being promoted in […]

Aymeric de Cardes appointed Director of TDF Media Services Division

As of March 16th, Aymeric de Cardes is appointed Director of the TDF Media Services Division, which includes Arkena and Mediamobile, taking over from Julien Seligmann, who has left the company. Arkena came about from the January 2014 merger of Cognacq-Jay Image, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog, and has 400 employees. Arkena operates in France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Norway, Spain, […]

Pulse appoints former NBCU President

Former NBC Universal and Warner Music executive Patrick Vien has joined Pulse Films as president. Vien’s appointment forms part of Pulse’s plans to push into scripted and non-scripted TV in the UK and US, along with the launch of a slate of online channels. The company has previously produced shows including ITV1 documentary series The Cruise Ship and Channel 4 […]

Irdeto appoints Lowther CEO

Irdeto has confirmed that Doug Lowther will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer following Graham Kill’s resignation in September 2014. Lowther joins Irdeto from International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), where he currently serves as CEO. Prior to IDC, Lowther was EVP of Irdeto’s Digital TV business and had been with the company for over nine years. “It is an […]

Globecast appoints sports expert

Globecast has appointed sports business expert Rick Horrow as a key industry advisor on a consultancy basis. Horrow and his team will work with Globecast executive staff to identify unique content solutions, development and distribution opportunities, top business targets, and key media, technology, sports, and entertainment industry events, as well as facilitate overall strategic growth in the North American market […]

Vualto appoints iOS specialist

Vualto, global specialists in innovative content delivery and management, has appointed Graeme Read to head its app development team. Read has been professionally involved in iOS app development from the earliest days of Apple’s open platform. Most recently he was senior developer at TabSys, the cost-saving assessment and recording tool. Earlier he took a similar role at the global Christian […]

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