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Discovery’s Hendricks gets into 4K


Discovery founder John Hendricks is backing ‘CuriosityStream’ (“on-demand videos for the incurably curious”), a subscription only video stream of specially commissioned non-fiction programming. Hendricks is pricing access to the content at between $2.99 and $9.99 a month depending on quality ranging from SD to 4K/Ultra-HD. High quality streaming will be achieved via Netflix and Amazon’s access points, and will be […]

New President for Arcep

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French telecom watchdog Arcep has appointed a new president, Sébastien Soriano, who will succeed Jean-Ludovic Silicani, after being approved by French Assembly and Senate houses. Soriano was formerly Fleur Pellerin’s special advisor at the Ministry of Culture and Communication. In his role as Arcep President, he will have to tackle several hot topics such as the mobile sector, the 700Mhz […]

Ericsson CEO takes on Networks


Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg will take on the added responsibility of leading the group’s key Networks division. Johan Wibergh, Ericsson’s previous Networks boss, has been appointed chief  technology officer at Vodafone. Ericsson’s Networks segment consists of two business units, Cloud & IP and Radio, with separate heads.

MPAA appoints new global and EMEA leads

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced that Stan McCoy will be the new president for MPAA’s Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region. McCoy, who joined the MPA EMEA in April 2014 as Senior Vice President and Regional Policy Director, replaces Chris Marcich, who had formerly held that post and has been named […]

Scripps: Food Network for Hungary, new VP


Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has launched Food Network on Magyar Telekom’s Nagyvilág Minipay package in Hungary. Food Network is the world’s leading food, entertainment and lifestyle channel. “The launch of Food Network in Hungary, customised in local language, further demonstrates our commitment to serving our audiences and our desire to connect with them more deeply. We already have a […]

Discovery names new Eurosport CEO

Discovery Communications has announced two new executive appointments to strengthen the company’s global sports expertise and strategy. Jean-Thierry Augustin has been named President, Sports Strategy & Development in a newly created position at Discovery Networks International, and Peter Hutton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eurosport. Augustin, who previously held the position of CEO at Eurosport, will report directly […]

Musk targets satellite business


Elon Musk has used some of his millions to successfully crack the rocket launching business with his SpaceX fleet of Falcon and Dragon rockets. Now it seems he wants to challenge the likes of Boeing, Airbus/Astrium, Thales-Alenia, Lockheed-Martin and Space Systems/Loral and enter the satellite building business. The 43-year-old billionaire, who made his fortune by creating – and selling – […]

Amazon signs Woody Allen for TV first


Amazon Studios has signed Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series ever. Untitled Woody Allen Project, a half-hour series, has received a full season order and episodes will be written and directed by Allen. Customers will be able to see the series exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the UK, US and Germany. Additional details, including casting […]

Wozniak, Molyneux & Livingstone keynote speakers at Apps World Germany

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, will be keynoting the inaugural Apps World Germany event in Berlin this April. He will be joined by founder of Lionhead Studios; Peter Molyneux OBE and co-founder of Games Workshop; Ian Livingstone. The event taking place at CityCube, Berlin on April 22-23 is set to attract over 6,000 attendees over the two days. Having helped shape […]

Davey to head content at Sky

Sky has appointed Gary Davey, Executive Vice President Programming at Sky Deutschland, to an expanded role as Managing Director, Content, with the additional responsibility for its entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. He will combine the new role with his existing responsibilities at Sky Deutschland, splitting his time between London and Munich. Davey’s expanded role effectively […]

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