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Gracenote appoints Batter CEO

Tribune Media Company has announced the appointment of John Batter as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of Tribune Media. An experienced technology and entertainment executive, Batter will set the strategic direction and drive growth for Gracenote’s core music and video metadata and technology businesses, as well as lead the company’s day-to-day operations. Batter will begin his […]

Kantar appoints Sanchez Director of Social TV

Kantar Media, a specialist in audience research, has confirmed the appointment of Carlos Sanchez to the newly-created role of Director of Social TV.  Sanchez was previously co-founder of specialist social TV analytics agency, The Data Republic, acquired by Kantar Media earlier this year. Sanchez will be responsible for the ongoing development of Kantar Media’s core capabilities around social TV.  This […]

ContentWise appoints Auteri as CTO

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has confirmed the appointment of Pancrazio Auteri as Chief Technology Officer. Effective immediately, Auteri will drive forward ContentWise’s technology roadmap, and oversee the company’s technology vision and innovation. Auteri joins ContentWise from TiVo, a leader in the advanced television market, where he held the position of Director of Product […]

New management at Nilesat

The new chairman and CEO at Cairo-based Nilesat is Ahmed Anis. Anis was a former chairman of Nilesat from 2009-2011 following which he was the nation’s Minister of Information (until mid-2012). He returns to Nilesat with a new CTO in the form of Hamdy Mounir, who replaces the retiring Salah Hamza.

Madden is Fox entertainment chief

David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios, has been named entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting. The move comes a month after it was announced that studio chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman would add oversight of the broadcast network to their duties as chairmen and CEOs of the newly formed Fox Television Group. Joe Earley, Fox Broadcasting COO, has been […]

Forbes is Beamly CEO, B2B role for Rose

Anthony Rose

Beamly, the social & content network for TV, has announced the promotion of Jason Forbes to the role of global CEO. Forbes was previously managing director of the company’s successful US business. Also Beamly’s co-founder and former head of BBC iPlayer Anthony Rose becomes President of a separate B2B unit, dedicated to serving industry partners.  Beamly’s current CEO and co-founder, Ernesto Schmitt becomes […]

Gardos named Mediamorph CEO

Mediamorph, the leading cross-platform Media and Entertainment data management and analytics firm, is pleased to announce that Rob Gardos has been appointed as CEO. Mike Sid, company Co-Founder, will remain a member of the Board of Directors and as Chief Strategy Officer will focus his efforts on corporate and product strategy. Sid founded the company in 2007 with Shahid Kahn, Chairman […]

Magine TV appoints new President

Magine TV, the Stockholm-headquartered cloud-based TV service, has announced that Ambuj Goyal has been appointed as the company’s President and COO. A member of the Magine TV board since May 2014, Goyal has an extensive background in leading technology-driven businesses, having held a number of pivotal roles during a 32-year career at IBM. Kamal Bherwani, previously Chairman of Magine TV, […]

Netflix’s Hastings: We’re same league as HBO

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has suggested the Internet entertainment streaming service is now in the same league as premium cable and satellite television network HBO, having surpassed its subscriber revenue figures for the last quarter, but is yet to match it in terms of profits and Emmys. In a Facebook page status update, Hastings wrote: Minor milestone: last quarter we […]

RRsat expands US and LatAm sales team

RRsat Global Communications Network, a provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, has announced the expansion of its US sales team with industry veterans, Rick Phelps and Dante Neyra, to strengthen its presence and capabilities within the North and Latin American markets. Bringing over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Phelps […]

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