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Aker appointed FTTH president

Edgar Aker has been appointed as the new President of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe, becoming the seventh person to hold this position since the organisation was founded in 2004. Aker replaces outgoing President Karin Ahl, who occupied this position for the past three years. In addition to his new position as President of the FTTH Council […]

Skyline Communications’ Board appoints senior executive staff

Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces a reorganization of its leadership structure to further support its continuously accelerating growth, and to guide the company to its next level. Skyline’s Board of Directors appointed for its C-level staff Ben Vandenberghe as Chief Executive Officer, […]

Wert joins NAB board

NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) has announced that Larry Wert, president of broadcast media at Tribune, has been appointed to the NAB Board of TV Directors, effective immediately. Wert replaces Northwest Broadcasting CEO Brian Brady in the Fox affiliate board seat. Wert has served at Tribune since 2013. He previously worked as the president and general manager for the […]

BBC Trust chief quits after 9 months

The director of the BBC Trust, Jon Zeff, is to leave the £180,000 (€250,000) a year role after just nine months in the job to “pursue other opportunities”. Zeff, who was previously a veteran official with the department of culture, media and sport, will be replaced by the trust’s deputy director, Alex Towers. Zeff played a key role advising the […]

Darroch: ‘Innovation core part of Sky brand’


Declaring that there has “never been a better time” to be in the broadcast industry, Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has suggested that the enlarged group, following the acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, is well placed to meet growing customer expectations of content quality, choice and availability. Participating in a MIPTV Media Mastermind Keynote in Cannes, Darroch told […]

Panitch for Sony Film & TV president

Sanford Panitch is leaving 20th Century Fox to become president of international film and television at Sony Pictures – a newly created position. Newly appointed Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman worked with Panitch for nearly 20 years when Rothman ran Fox’s film division. Panitch served as president of Fox International Productions, a division of 20th Century Fox, and was highly […]

Skyline appoints Soenens

Skyline Communications, a specialist in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions, has confirmed the appointment of Steven Soenens as Product Marketing Director. In this role, he will lead the product management and marketing activities for DataMiner, across all vertical market segments. Prior to joining Skyline Communications, Soenens served as VP Product Management and Marketing at Newtec, where he […]

Telemetrics appoints Garfield

Telemetrics has confirmed the appointment of Chuck Garfield to the newly created position of Director of Marketing and Business Development. “Chuck’s expertise in various areas of the broadcast industry gives him the exceptional ability to approach business operations and marketing from multiple perspectives to reach the best outcome. We are confident that Chuck will add a new dimension to our […]

Intelsat promotes insiders

Intelsat has confirmed the promotion of two seasoned executives. The moves come as Stephen Spengler officially assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer from Intelsat’s now executive chairman, Dave McGlade. Kurt Riegelman has been named Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, assuming leadership of Intelsat’s product management and marketing functions in addition to the company’s global sales initiatives. Kurt previously […]

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 […]

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