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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 […]

OzTam names O’Donovan digital strategy director

Austalian TV audience measurement company OzTAM has named Padraig O’Donovan as its digital strategy director. O’Donovan has joined from Network Ten, where he was head of digital technology, to take the newly-created role. At OzTAM he will be responsible for developing and managing the company’s audience measurement diversification programme as OzTAM moves towards reporting viewing of TV content on all […]

Conax CEO wins Finance Monthly CEO Award

Morten Solbakken, CEO of Conax – a global technology provider recently acquired by the Kudelski Group, has been announced as a winner of a Finance Monthly CEO Award 2014 About the awards Every year, Finance Monthly magazine identifies and honors the most respected companies and their leaders. The award recognizes an extraordinary individual who has shown the strategic foresight and […]

Simon Cowell is MIP Personality


Simon Cowell is to be honoured as the MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the Year.
 The TV producer, music label boss and renowned talent show judge will receive his award on 14 October. On October 13th Cowell will give a keynote interview in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. One of the best-known faces on TV screens in the […]

7digital appoints Shannon VP Technology

7digital- an open digital music platform, has announced the appointment of Paul Shannon as the new VP of Technology. Shannon joined 7digital in the summer of 2011 as a developer in the API development team. Before joining 7digital he had previously worked in the legal and mobile industries. He was a pivotal member of the team that adopted Agile, Lean […]

Tim Howard joins NBC’s Premier League broadcast team

Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the US Men’s National Team in the 2014 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and for Everton in the Barclays Premier League, will join NBC Sports Group’s Premier League on-air team in a multi-year agreement. Howard will work up to 10 Premier League games this season, serving as game analyst in the booth or in an on-site […]

Coe won’t chair BBC Trust


Sebastian Coe has has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust. The London Olympics 2012 head, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was said to be the government’s preferred candidate. But the former Olympic champion said: “I did allow my name to go forward to give myself time to properly analyse […]

Liberty Global reorganises for Austria, Switzerland

Eric Tveter, currently Managing Director of upc cablecom, has been appointed CEO of the newly created Swiss and Austrian region of Liberty Global, based in Zurich. Thomas Hintze, currently Managing Director of UPC Austria, has been appointed chairman of UPC Austria and senior advisor reporting to Eric Tveter. Liberty Global says the change will enable the operations in Austria and […]

Scholes signs for BT Sport

Manchester United and England legend Paul Scholes has signed a four-year deal to become a pundit for BT Sport. The ex-midfielder, who retired from playing for the second time just over a year ago, will join the panel of analysts for exclusively live matches in the Barclays Premier League from the start of this season. Scholes, who has two UEFA […]

Nativ appoints Ritchie as Head of Sales

Nativ, the media logistics platform (MLP) provider, has recruited Michael Ritchie to be its Head of Sales for the EMEA region. The role has been created to expand Nativ’s European client base as demand for its MIO Everywhere content workflow software increases. Ritchie joins from Red Touch Media where he was responsible for the operational and development expansion of the […]

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