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New management at Nilesat

The new chairman and CEO at Cairo-based Nilesat is Ahmed Anis. Anis was a former chairman of Nilesat from 2009-2011 following which he was the nation’s Minister of Information (until mid-2012). He returns to Nilesat with a new CTO in the form of Hamdy Mounir, who replaces the retiring Salah Hamza.

Madden is Fox entertainment chief

David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios, has been named entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting. The move comes a month after it was announced that studio chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman would add oversight of the broadcast network to their duties as chairmen and CEOs of the newly formed Fox Television Group. Joe Earley, Fox Broadcasting COO, has been […]

Forbes is Beamly CEO, B2B role for Rose

Anthony Rose

Beamly, the social & content network for TV, has announced the promotion of Jason Forbes to the role of global CEO. Forbes was previously managing director of the company’s successful US business. Also Beamly’s co-founder and former head of BBC iPlayer Anthony Rose becomes President of a separate B2B unit, dedicated to serving industry partners.  Beamly’s current CEO and co-founder, Ernesto Schmitt becomes […]

Gardos named Mediamorph CEO

Mediamorph, the leading cross-platform Media and Entertainment data management and analytics firm, is pleased to announce that Rob Gardos has been appointed as CEO. Mike Sid, company Co-Founder, will remain a member of the Board of Directors and as Chief Strategy Officer will focus his efforts on corporate and product strategy. Sid founded the company in 2007 with Shahid Kahn, Chairman […]

Magine TV appoints new President

Magine TV, the Stockholm-headquartered cloud-based TV service, has announced that Ambuj Goyal has been appointed as the company’s President and COO. A member of the Magine TV board since May 2014, Goyal has an extensive background in leading technology-driven businesses, having held a number of pivotal roles during a 32-year career at IBM. Kamal Bherwani, previously Chairman of Magine TV, […]

Netflix’s Hastings: We’re same league as HBO

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has suggested the Internet entertainment streaming service is now in the same league as premium cable and satellite television network HBO, having surpassed its subscriber revenue figures for the last quarter, but is yet to match it in terms of profits and Emmys. In a Facebook page status update, Hastings wrote: Minor milestone: last quarter we […]

RRsat expands US and LatAm sales team

RRsat Global Communications Network, a provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, has announced the expansion of its US sales team with industry veterans, Rick Phelps and Dante Neyra, to strengthen its presence and capabilities within the North and Latin American markets. Bringing over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Phelps […]

Rupert runs. Really?

Fox has dropped its bid for Time Warner. The surrender was unequivocal; “We’re done, period,” said Chase Carey, Murdoch’s right hand man. Fox was done in by an inclining Time share price and a declining Fox one; a toxic mix for a bid relying on Fox stock as currency. Murdoch, doubtless grudgingly, immediately spent $6 billion buying Fox stock – […]

Olympusat promotes Jairala to lead HD Music Networks

Olympusat, the owner and distributor of independent Spanish-language TV networks, announces the promotion of Luis Jairala to Network Manager of all 4 of Olympusat’s Music Networks: Ultra Fiesta, Ultra Hits, Ultra Fiesta International and VMC.  Jairala joined Olympusat in November 2011 as a consultant to help build the Ultra Fiesta channel. In March 2012, he became the full-time Assistant Manager […]

Universal’s Kosse heads Film4


Universal Pictures executive David Kosse has been appointed director of Channel 4’s movie-making arm Film4, succeeding Tessa Ross – who announced her departure earlier this year to become chief executive of the National Theatre. Kosse will take up the new post on November 1st. Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham said: “After a very thorough search, I am delighted that […]

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