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McMahon steps down as WWE CEO

Vince McMahon has stepped back from his role as CEO of entertainment juggernaut WWE effectively immediately. It has been announced that the WWE Chairman has voluntarily withdrawn from all responsibilities as CEO and Chairman of the Board in the wake of a scandal reported by the WSJ that alleges he paid a $3 million (€2.8m) […]

June 17, 2022

Paramount Global chief “on leave”

Paramount Global’s International CEO Raffaele Annecchino has been placed “on leave,” according to a brief statement. Annecchino will be replaced in the interim by JC Acosta, President, International Studios, Streaming and Networks for Southern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa; Maria Kyriacou, President, Australia, Canada, Israel and UK; and Mark Specht, Executive VP and […]

June 15, 2022

Belmer exits Atos

Rodolphe Belmer, who left Eutelsat as CEO at the end of 2021, has abruptly announced he will step down from Atos, the company he joined in January 2022. He will officially leave on September 30th. Atos is a French multi-national information technology business. The company made the announcement of Belmer’s departure just one hour before […]

June 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

SkyShowtime adds to leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced three key senior appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. The announcement comes as the new streaming service prepares to launch in more than 20 European markets before the end of the year. Sarhan commented: “A company’s greatest resource is its people and one of my top priorities has been […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Viant appoints Kwan as Chief Product Officer

Viant Technology, a people-based advertising software company, has named Dustin Kwan as Chief Product Officer, a newly created executive role intended to drive product strategy at the company. Kwan spent the last 8 years leading ad products at Amazon, including growing Amazon DSP to one of the largest demand side platforms in the market. “We’re […]

June 13, 2022

Silberwasser named CEO of WB Discovery Sports

Warner Bros Discovery has announced that Luis Silberwasser has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros Discovery Sports. In this new role, Silberwasser will lead the company’s domestic sports portfolio and oversee a unified, global sports strategy. He will report to David Zaslav, CEO, Warner Bros Discovery. Silberwasser most recently served as President of […]

June 10, 2022

Disney backs Chapek in wake of Rice firing

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has the “support and confidence” of the company’s board of directors, according to Chair Susan Arnold. The backing came as Chapek dismissed top TV executive Peter Rice less than a year after he signed a contract renewal. His number two, Dana Walden, is replacing him. Rice came to Disney via the […]

June 10, 2022

UKTV names Brough CMO

UKTV, part of BBC Studio, has appointed Penny Brough as its Chief Marketing Officer, to lead UKTV’s Marcomms division for its seven channel brands – Dave, Gold, Drama, W, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – and streaming service UKTV Play. Reporting to UKTV’s CEO, Marcus Arthur, Brough will be responsible for helping to grow the viewership […]

June 10, 2022

Warner Bros Discovery names APAC leadership

Warner Bros Discovery has announced its leadership for Japan and Australia & New Zealand [ANZ] and INSEAK region, The Japan and ANZ teams will report to James Gibbons, President & Managing Director, Japan & ANZ, Warner Bros Discovery, whilst the INSEAK team will be led by Clement Schwebig, who will serve as president and MD […]

June 9, 2022

Suceveanu joins Liberty Global’s tech team

Liberty Global has appointed senior technology executive Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of Managing Director, Mobile & Cloud Technology, reporting into Liberty Global Chief Technology Officer Enrique Rodriguez. In addition, she has also been appointed to Telenet’s Board of Directors. In the new role, Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy […]

June 9, 2022