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Turton named All3Media CEO

Jane Turton has been officially confirmed as the CEO of UK-based production company All3Media. Turton has been leading All3Media since previous chief executive Farah Ramzan-Golant’s exit last year, but her promotion has now been confirmed after a lengthy selection process. Turton now oversees a production group of 20 production companies, including Studio Lambert, All3Media America and Objective Productions, and sales […]

Scripps appoints Lovell

Jo Lovell, an experienced sales professional with more than 15 years of international experience in TV licensing and distribution, has been appointed as Director of International Programme Licensing and Distribution, EMEA at Scripps Networks. In this role, Lovell will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with key clients throughout the EMEA region while maximising the value of Scripps Networks’ […]

Wildmoka appoints Remaud as Chief Marketing Officer

In 1998, David Remaud began his career at Nextenso, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent developing service platforms for telecom operators. He served successively as a R&D team leader, VP Sales, and member of the executive committee before joining the parent company in 2005. There, he took over the MVNO business unit and supervised the sales and technical teams in Europe. In […]

Bahrain pulls plug on Alwaleed channel

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s hopes of launching a news channel have been wiped out by Bahrain’s government. The channel was initially suspended within an hour or so of going on air earlier this month, but now the ‘ban’ is said to be permanent. Bahrain’s Ministry of Information says all contracts between the Prince’s operation and Bahrain have […]

DISH Network CEO retiring

Joe Clayton

DISH Network has announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton will retire from his position effective March 31t 2015. Clayton, who is a 42-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, leaves the post he assumed in June of 2011. DISH Co-founder and Chairman Charles Ergen, who has previously served as DISH’s President and CEO, will succeed Clayton in […]

MTV veteran stepping down

MTV executive Van Toffler is leaving the network where he has worked for close to 28 years. Toffler began in the business department at MTV in 1987 and rose to his current job as president of Viacom’s Music and Logo Group, meaning he supervises MTV, MTV2, VHI, VHI Classic, CMT and Logo. He said he will leave in April, but […]

Genius Digital appoints Freesat’s Cottle

Audience analytics specialist Genius Digital has hired Giles Cottle as Director of Consumer Insight Products. Effective immediately, Freesat’s former Head of Strategy will take overall responsibility for Genius Digital’s product portfolio, including strategic direction and development, positioning, pricing and business development. “It is a really exciting time to have Giles on board- especially as broadcasters and operators around the world […]

Xstream appoints Global Chief Sales Officer

Jan Bertil comes to Xstream with 20 years experience and an extensive background in the enterprise software, SaaS, digital media, TV Everywhere and broadcast space. Most recently, Bertil was Sales Director EMEA at thePlatform where he was responsible for expanding business and revenues in Europe. He has also held sales positions at Brightcove and eTracker. “I’m really pleased to have […]

RR Media appoints Ravkaie

RR Media has revealed that Yaron Ravkaie has been appointed to the position of Chief Business Officer, a new position within RR Media. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Ravkaie will lead the Global Business Group (GBG), assuming responsibility and full ownership of the day-to-day business execution of the company including customer relationships, sales and business partners for RR […]

NHK boss in trouble again

Katsuto Momii, the already beleaguered president of Japanese public broadcaster NHK, got himself in further hot water last week with statements that seemed to imply NHK’s role was to support the government. Just over a year ago in January 2014 Momii was forced to apologise for his earlier “inappropriate comments” about the role of ‘comfort women’ during World War II […]

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