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Liberty Global’s Fries renews consolidation call

Mike Fries, president and CEO of cable MSO Liberty Global, has reiterated his call for industry consolidation better to compete with global players. Fries’ refrain, regularly expressed at industry events such as ANGA COM, was aired during an interview on CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he also shared his thoughts on the Net Neutrality debate in […]

Vubiquity appoints Ruczaj

Vubiquity, a global provider of premium content services, has announced the appointment of Nick Ruczaj as Senior Vice President of Commercial for EMEA and APAC. Ruczaj will oversee the company’s sales efforts across the region and head up its on-the-ground presence in the UK, Greece, Germany, UAE, South Africa and Australia. The new appointment comes on the back of a […]

Measat appoints Tan as Senior Sales Director

Measat Satellite Systems has announced that Alex Tan had been appointed as Senior Sales Director – Broadcast Sales. Tab is moving from his previous role as Senior Sales Director, Telecoms & VAS – Asia Pacific. In his new role in Broadcast Sales, Alex will be working with Measat’s Vice President of Broadcast Sales to develop and drive sales strategies and […]

ABS appoints Khattar as the President of South Asia

ABS has announced the appointment of Rajiv Khattar as the President – South Asia.  In this newly created role, Khattar will be responsible for business development and sales for this market. Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “We are delighted to have Rajiv on board as the new head for this region.  Rajiv brings along a wealth of […]

Liberty Global appoints Strong as CTO

Liberty Global and Virgin Media have announced that Dana Strong, Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Media, has been tapped to take on a new role within Liberty Global. Effective January 31st, Strong will assume the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer for Liberty Global. In this role, he will report directly to CEO Mike Fries and will join […]

Embracing the cloud

Advanced Television talks to Yvette Kanouff, SVP Cisco Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, about Cisco’s increasing commitment to the cloud, V2P and the benefit of comprehensive virtualization, RDK and bringing Internet speed innovation to cable, data security in the age of the IoE and encouraging more women into technology careers.  

Sky’s Darroch keynote at MIPTV


MIPTV has announced that Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky, will give a ‘Media Mastermind’ Keynote on April 13th. The Media Mastermind keynote will be part of the MIPTV conference programme, which this year takes as its theme “The Millennial Shift”, tapping into the heart of this savvy generation of media users whose habits are shifting to newer forms […]

Nair named co-chair of SCTE Energy 2020 program

Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global, has been named co-chair of the cable industry’s landmark “Energy 2020” plan, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Nair will work directly with John Schanz, Chief Network Officer and Executive Vice President of Comcast Cable, to extend to the global market the industry’s collaborative effort to meet […]

Discovery’s Hendricks gets into 4K


Discovery founder John Hendricks is backing ‘CuriosityStream’ (“on-demand videos for the incurably curious”), a subscription only video stream of specially commissioned non-fiction programming. Hendricks is pricing access to the content at between $2.99 and $9.99 a month depending on quality ranging from SD to 4K/Ultra-HD. High quality streaming will be achieved via Netflix and Amazon’s access points, and will be […]

New President for Arcep

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French telecom watchdog Arcep has appointed a new president, Sébastien Soriano, who will succeed Jean-Ludovic Silicani, after being approved by French Assembly and Senate houses. Soriano was formerly Fleur Pellerin’s special advisor at the Ministry of Culture and Communication. In his role as Arcep President, he will have to tackle several hot topics such as the mobile sector, the 700Mhz […]

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