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Former Netflix boss in fraud allegation

The former CIO at Netflix, Mike Kail, has been accused of an alleged fraud while working at the company. Netflix filed a writ in a California court at Santa Clara on November 24th alleging that Mr Kail, when the company’s vice-president of information technology, breached his fiduciary duties, “unjust enrichment”, constructive fraud and other charges. Kail left Netflix in August, […]

ITV commercial director steps down

ITV’s commercial director Fru Hazlitt has stepped down citing personal reasons, triggering the broadcaster’s first senior management change for over three years. Hazlitt has overseen the company’s advertising and digital activities since August 2010, shortly after Adam Crozier took over as chief executive. Crozier said that Hazlitt had been “a terrific member of the management team,” and had done a […]

Visible World announces Malcy as Senior VP, Business Development

Visible World, a player in targeted TV advertising technology, announced this week that Michael Malcy has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Malcy, who has spent over two decades in the media industry, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Alticast, Inc., where he was responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Business Affairs. […]

Darroch takes Chair of Sky Deutschland


The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland has elected Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer of Sky, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland. He replaces James Murdoch, who will remain a member the Board. The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland AG will comprise the following nine members: – Jeremy Darroch (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Chief Executive Officer of […]

Murdoch Sky Board protest


James Murdoch’s re-election to the UK Sky board will again be opposed by Pirc, the pension fund advisers, and they are joined by The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum – which unites 61 public sector pension funds. Rupert Murdoch controls 39 per cent of Sky, which was known as BSkyB until changing its name last week. “LAPFF has consistently raised […]

Piksel appoints Berry

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has confirmed that Neil Berry has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Commercial for EMEA. Berry will be leading the expansion of Piksel’s business in Europe, building on 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the broadcast, digital media, and enterprise space. Berry joins Piksel from video […]

Tilgin announces CEO change

Tilgin, a leading provider of solutions for multi-play and next-generation broadband access, announces a CEO change and has appointed Jonny Wetterborn as new CEO for the company from November 1st 2014. After five years as CEO, Mats Victorin has decided to pursue opportunities outside Tilgin. The Board has decided to appoint Wetterborn as new CEO. “We do not expect any […]

Rittman joins CASBAA board

During its Council of Governors Meeting concluding the CASBAA Convention 2014, CASBAA announced the election of Frank Rittman of the Motion Picture Association to its Board of Directors. “CASBAA is looking forward to having Frank Rittman’s vast experience in dealing with IP and regulatory issues across the Asia Pacific region,” said Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA. “His perspective will inform the […]

ABS appoints Martos as MD of The Americas

ABS gas announced the appointment of Dolores Martos as the Managing Director of the Americas.   In this position, Dolores is responsible for leading the sales, business development and operations for the Americas markets.  Dolores is based in Washington DC and reports directly to Tom Choi. Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “Dolores brings significant leadership and commercial experience to […]

Discovery reorganises European operations

Discovery Networks International is realigning its European operations into three business clusters with the aim of unlocking new growth opportunities, maximising operational effectiveness and increasing revenue across the continent and beyond. JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International, said that Discovery Communications had achieved tremendous success outside the US by driving organic growth and complementing it with targeted acquisitions, most recently […]

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