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Fox UK appoints McLeod as GM

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has named Colin McLeod as the new General Manager, Fox Networks Group UK with immediate effect. McLeod will initially be starting his role as…

Globecast names Rivals ‘Chief Quality Officer’

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has appointed Jacques Rivals as Chief Quality and Change Officer, effective immediately. In his new position, Rivals will work closely with the marketing,…

FCC’s Pai cancels CES because of ‘death threats’

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has cancelled an appearance at the CES trade show – that would have coincided with release of the net neutrality roll back order – …

Mohi Kamel released from Saudi ‘detention’

The son of Saudi Arabian billionaire Sheikh Salah Kamel, who owns the Arab Radio & Television (ART) broadcasting empire, Mohi Saleh Kamel, was released from detention at the Riyadh Ritz…

REPORT: Saudis wants $6 billion from Alwaleed

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi Arabia wants $6 billion from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in order to free him from detention. Bloomberg’s ‘Billionaire Index’ says that the…

ABS appoints Simpson as CEO

ABS has announced the appointment of Jim Simpson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Simpson, reporting to the Board of Directors, will lead the management team to drive changes to enhance…

Kudelski Group accelerates transformation

Digital security and end-to-end convergent media solutions specialist Kudelski Group has revealed a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring the Group’s growth and success over the long term, with the…

Intelsat appoints Halawi as CCO

Intelsat has announced the appointment of satellite industry executive Samer Halawi to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective January 9th 2018, Halawi will lead an organisation spanning the…

ESPN’s Skipper standing down

ESPN’s Skipper standing down

ESPN President John Skipper is resigning from his position, citing a substance addiction problem. Former ESPN President and Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer (who worked at ESPN from 1981-2014) will serve…

Kent named Discovery GM for Australia and NZ

Kent named Discovery GM for Australia and NZ

Discovery Communications has appointed Rebecca Kent as General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. In her new role, she reports into James Gibbons, Executive Vice President, General Manager UK, Australia and New…