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Sam Wilson joins SpotX for OTT monetisation

SpotX, the video inventory platform for publishers, is continuing to grow its operations in the UK and Southern Europe with the appointment of Sam Wilson as Director, Business Development. Joining…

Fox backs Clarkson’s DriveTribe

21st Century Fox has backed Jeremy Clarkson’s DriveTribe venture with US$6.5 million. The new digital portal will launch in November with Clarkson’s fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May and…

BBC’s Rivera takes Eurosport digital role   

In line with its strategy to bring premium content to more viewers on more screens than ever before, Discovery Communications has appointed Ralph Rivera – formerly Director, BBC Digital –…

DTG reorganises leadership structure

The departure of current CTO Simon Gauntlett at the end of September to take up the position of Director of Imaging Standards and Technology at Dolby will see UK digital…

Goenka new IBF President

The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Indian Broadcasting Foundation has elected Punit Goenka (Managing Director & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises) as the Foundation’s President. Goenka said, “I am…

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

Europe needs to invest €700 billion in digital infrastructure to catch up with the US and China, Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said. The commissioner for the digital economy warned that if…

Jacob to lead VDMS

Chief revenue officer Ralf Jacob is taking over as president of Verizon Digital Media Services from Bob Toohey who has been named executive VP for AOL, which Verizon acquired for…

France: Fox TV appoints Alduy

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) has appointed Manuel Alduy to run its French office. Alduy has been named MD of TCFTVD’s Paris office, where he will take charge of…

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…