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Google hires Moore for Project Loon

Google has hired a former ViaSat/WildBlue senior executive, Tom Moore, to head up its Project Loon high-altitude broadband balloons which are intended to deliver internet services to poorly-served areas of…

Paywizard appoints Wyse SVP

Paywizard, the specialist in subscription, billing and CRM for pay-TV, has announced the appointment of Andrew Wyse as Senior Vice President Global Sales, along with a new sales partnership that…

McClelland new ARRIS CEO

Entertainment and communications technology specialist ARRIS International has appointed Bruce McClelland as Chief Executive Officer effective September 1st. McClelland also was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors effective…

Viacom ousts CEO

Viacom ousts CEO

Billionaire media magnate Sumner Redstone axed CEO Philippe Dauman from the board of Viacom, where he oversees the likes of MTV, Nickelodeon, movie studio Paramount Pictures and a number of…

Zhao named Warner Bros China MD

Chinese entertainment and tech industry veteran Gillian Zhao has been named Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Warner Bros China, becoming the company’s first-ever country manager for China. In…

Liberty chief: “Netflix not cool anymore”

Mike Fries, the chief executive of Virgin Media owner Liberty Global, has said that Netflix has lost its “cool factor” and is no longer a major threat to pay-TV companies.…

Sky Sports signs Rachel Riley

Sky Sports signs Rachel Riley

Sky has announced that Rachel Riley will be joining Sky Sports. The Countdown co-presenter will be part of the hosting team for its new Friday Night Football coverage which will…

MTG rehires Beeson for content acquisition

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed the appointment of Bun Beeson as Vice President of Pay-TV and Video-On-Demand Programming Acquisitions. Beeson will lead MTG’s team responsible for the acquisition of…

RTÉ DG heads for Ofcom

RTÉ deputy director-general and managing director of news and current affairs Kevin Bakhurst is leaving the Irish broadcaster to take up a role at UK communications watchdog Ofcom. He will…

Neville-Rolfe retains IP brief

Baroness (Lucy) Neville-Rolfe has retained her responsibility for Intellectual Property following her promotion to Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the Government reorganisation…

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