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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 […]

Staggs named Disney COO

Walt Disney has named Thomas Staggs, the head of its theme parks and resorts unit, as chief operating officer of the company, putting him in the lead to succeed Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger in 2018. Staggs will assume the role of COO immediately while he continues to run the parks business until a successor is named, Disney said in […]

Pascal quits Sony Pictures


Amy Pascal has stepped down as co-chair of Sony’s movie studio following the cyber attack that revealed the private emails of from her and other Sony staffers – to agents and stars. She will start a production company that will launch in May 2015. Pascal has already apologised for certain revelations and said: “I have spent almost my entire professional […]

Lieberman joins Brightcove

Brightcove, a provider of cloud services for video, has announced that Neil Lieberman has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. Lieberman will be responsible for driving Brightcove’s worldwide branding and positioning, as well as the company’s corporate marketing and marketing communications strategy. Lieberman has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and business development for a […]

Fox UK appoints Ford

Fox International Channels (FIC) has confirmed the appointment of Jeff Ford as Managing Director (MD) of FIC UK starting April 2015. Fordwill be responsible for the growth and development of the UK channel business which encompasses pay-TV brands Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Baby TV. As MD for FIC UK, Ford will develop and implement overall strategies […]

Pace appoints Gureck CSO


Pace, the developer of technologies and products for pay-TV and broadband service providers, has announced that Bruce Gureck has been appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) effective immediately. In this role, Gureck will ensure Pace remain at the forefront of technological innovation, while assisting in developing and driving Pace’s strategic vision with the Company’s Executive Team. This […]

Fox appoints Bramly as France GM

Fox International Channels (FIC) has announced the appointment of Olivier Bramly as the new General Manager of FIC France and the French speaking Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and DROM-COM territories starting April 2015. Olivier will have direct responsibility for all business areas including affiliate and content distribution, programming, advertising sales, marketing and production. Bramly will report to Adrian Herzkovich, EVP of […]

Verimatrix appoints Padgett CFO

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services, has announced that Charles Padgett has been named chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Padgett is responsible for leading the company’s global accounting and finance functions and providing strategic guidance on new market opportunities. He brings the experience of his 30-year career, in which he […]

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