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Redstone: “No decision” on successor

Nobody would blame CBS and Viacom mogul Sumner Redstone for looking to retire. At 91 years-of-age anyone might expect him to step aside and leave the running of his global…

Al Jazeera America replaces CEO

The controversial head of Al Jazeera America has been “replaced” by the broadcaster. Ehab Al Shihabi has overseen a clutch of high-profile departures over the past few weeks, and is…

Mediaset to appoint Berlusconi son CEO

Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial TV broadcaster, is set to name Pier Silvio Berlusconi as CEO as the company weighs an alliance with Vivendi, according to reports. The 46-year-old son of…

Aker appointed FTTH president

Edgar Aker has been appointed as the new President of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe, becoming the seventh person to hold this position since the organisation was…

Skyline Communications’ Board appoints senior executive staff

Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces a reorganization of its leadership structure to…

Wert joins NAB board

NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) has announced that Larry Wert, president of broadcast media at Tribune, has been appointed to the NAB Board of TV Directors, effective immediately. Wert…

BBC Trust chief quits after 9 months

The director of the BBC Trust, Jon Zeff, is to leave the £180,000 (€250,000) a year role after just nine months in the job to “pursue other opportunities”. Zeff, who…

Darroch: ‘Innovation core part of Sky brand’

Darroch: ‘Innovation core part of Sky brand’

Declaring that there has “never been a better time” to be in the broadcast industry, Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has suggested that the enlarged group, following the acquisition of…

Panitch for Sony Film & TV president

Sanford Panitch is leaving 20th Century Fox to become president of international film and television at Sony Pictures – a newly created position. Newly appointed Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman…

Skyline appoints Soenens

Skyline Communications, a specialist in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions, has confirmed the appointment of Steven Soenens as Product Marketing Director. In this role, he will lead…