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Ofcom sets out online safety guidance

Children are set to be protected from accessing online pornography under new age-check guidance proposed by comms regulator Ofcom to help services to comply with online safety laws. Latest research shows that the average age at which children first see online pornography is 13 – although nearly a quarter come across it by age 11 […]

December 5, 2023

Varnish Software names Borg as new CEO

Varnish Software, a specialist in caching, streaming, and content delivery software solutions, has announced the appointment of Fredrik Borg as its new Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Borg will build upon Varnish Software’s latest achievements while driving continued expansion across the global content delivery market. Borg has driven growth and innovation in the […]

December 4, 2023

Technetix appoints Deakin as CFO

Technetix has announced the appointment of Philip Deakin as Chief Financial Officer of Technetix Group. Technetix’s current CFO, Robert Bell, has decided to leave Technetix to pursue other opportunities and has left the business with immediate effect. Deakin will take up his post as CFO immediately. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in financial […]

December 4, 2023

Darroch joins Disney board as it braces for activist fight

Disney is bracing for another proxy battle with the activist investor Nelson Peltz. James Gorman, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, and Jeremy Darroch, who formerly ran Sky, the British television company, will join Disney’s board early in 2024, according to a securities filing. “Their appointments reflect Disney’s commitment to a strong board focused on the long-term […]

November 30, 2023

Tubi appoints Salmon as MD International

Tubi, Fox Corporation’s AVoD service, has announced that David Salmon has been appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director, International. Salmon is based in the UK and will report to Anjali Sud, CEO of Tubi. “Tubi has now led the US market as the #1 AVoD player for 6 months, and we believe our unique […]

November 30, 2023

Paramount Streaming promotes Grossman, Kuessner

Paramount Global’s streaming division has promoted two content executives to new leadership positions: Jeff Grossman will now take the role EVP of programming for Paramount+ and Amy Kuessner (pictured) will be EVP of programming for Pluto TV. Grossman will oversee content strategy for Paramount+ globally. He most recently was EVP of content and business operations […]

November 29, 2023

SABC hires rival boss as CEO

SABC, South Africa’s public broadcaster – currently in serious debt – has hired Nomsa Chabeli, the former General Manager of telco MTN as its new CEO. Chabeli was also previously marketing director of MultiChoice’s SuperSport and DStv divisions. SABC stated: “[Chabeli] also has a credible history of developing persuasive and highly influential brand messaging that […]

November 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

ThinkAnalytics hires Nielsen’s Pagen

ThinkAnalytics, a specialist in TV content discovery, viewer data insights, and targeted advertising, has announced the appointment of media and advertising industry veteran, Matt Pagen, to its ThinkAdvertising team. Pagen joins Strategic Advisor Jo Kinsella in the continued expansion for ThinkAdvertising as the company continues to pave the way for innovation and growth in cross-platform […]

November 28, 2023

UKTV appoints Perry as Head of Drama

UKTV has appointed Helen Perry as Head of Drama to lead the multi-channel broadcaster’s growing original drama slate. Starting in January 2024, Perry will executive produce scripted drama programmes across UKTV’s Alibi, Drama and Dave channels. Reporting to Hilary Rosen, Director of Commissioning, Perry will join the team responsible for creating some of UKTV’s most […]

November 28, 2023

Ravid joins CNN

Barak Ravid is joining CNN as a political and foreign policy analyst. Ravid is currently a politics reporter and Middle East expert for Axios covering foreign policy and the 2024 election. Ravid also writes for Walla News in Israel.  Ravid was previously a contributing correspondent for Axios between 2020 and 2023 stationed in Israel, where […]

November 28, 2023