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Icahn: ‘TV large opportunity for Apple’

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American businessman, activist shareholder and investor Carl Icahn has written a wide-ranging open letter to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, urging a share repurchase, suggesting its stock is undervalued, and has highlighted TV as a “large” market opportunity for the company. With Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, which holds some 53 million shares in Apple, forecasting “robust” per cent earnings growth of […]

Frank launches Dial Square 86

David Frank, former CEO of  producer Zodiak Media, has confirmed the launch of Dial Square 86, a next generation content group focused on the creation, enhancement and exploitation of entertainment content across all platforms. Frank will take the helm as CEO of Dial Square 86, which he formed in recognition of the many opportunities opening up to content producers and […]

Singarajah Scripps Distribution Head

Leena Singarajah, a media veteran with more than 18 years of experience in channel and content distribution, sales and business development, has been appointed as the Head of Distribution and Ad Sales, Scripps Networks Asia Pacific, and will be based in Singapore.  Singarajah, who will begin immediately in a limited capacity, will start full time on January 1st 2015. In […]

Gooze-Zijl named UKTV COO

UKTV has announced that CFO, Jan Gooze-Zijl has been awarded an expanded remit which encompasses advertising sales, technology and operations. In his new role of Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Gooze-Zijl will oversee UKTV’s relationships with C4 Sales and Sky Media Ireland, with UKTV now making up slightly over 9 per cent of British commercial viewing. He will also assume […]

RR Media expands European team

RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the expansion of its European team with the appointment of Andrea Winn as Director of Sales, Gary Finnerty as Technical Director and Darryl Huxley as Chief Engineer. They will be responsible for driving RR Media’s expansion of its media services platform in Europe for effective […]

Bill Herz joins Faroudja Enterprises

Faroudja Enterprises has announced that Bill Herz, an industry innovator in the fields of video, multimedia, visual computing and consumer electronics technology, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Business Development. Herz brings more than 25 years of video experience to his new position at Faroudja Enterprises. Faroudja Enterprises develops intellectual property to improve video streaming […]

all3media appoints Synn

Independent distributor all3media International has appointed Gordon Synn to the position of SVP Digital and Business Development. Synn will be responsible for driving all3media International’s digital strategy, monetisation and expanding its relationships with key global digital partners. Based in London, Synn will work across the company’s portfolio of award-winning finished programming and formats, including Midsomer Murders, Gogglebox, Are You Normal […]

Richards stands down as Ofcom Chief

Ed Richards, Chief Executive of UK comms regulator Ofcom, is to stand down from the role at the end of December 2014. He will continue to lead on all operational, financial, economic, competition and policy matters until that date. Patricia Hodgson, Ofcom Chairman, said Richards had been an “outstanding” Chief Executive. “Under his leadership, Ofcom has helped to deliver superfast […]

Penalosa acting president for RTVE

José Manuel Penalosa, a board member at RTVE and very close to the government, has become an acting president of the public TV group following Leopoldo González-Echenique’s exit, taking effect immediately. His mandate at RTVE may be temporary, though, as the government plans to appoint a new president after the local and regional elections in May 2015 with the journalist […]

Emma Scott to leave Freesat

Emma Scott – initially involved as project Launch Director at the BBC – has decided to stand down from her post as Managing Director of UK digital free-to-air platform Freesat. Scott has overseen the growth of Freesat from its inception becoming MD in 2007. Bal Samra, Chairman of Freesat, said: “Emma has been an outstanding Managing Director, translating an idea […]

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