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BBC’s Hall to head EBU

BBC’s Hall to head EBU

BBC Director General Tony Hall has been elected as the new President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Delphine Ernotte Cunci, Chief Executive Officer of France Télévisions, will serve as…

Schüler moves from Unity to Virgin

Lutz Schüler is swapping the top job at one Liberty Global division for another after being appointed chief operating officer of Virgin Media having served since 2011 as Unitymedia CEO.…

Einstein appointed Anthem COO

Peter Einstein, a well-known industry figure from his time at MTV Europe and then as President of Showtime Arabia (now a key part of OSN), has been hired as COO…

Connolly named SVP Programming for AMC

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has announced the promotion of Patrick Connolly to Senior Vice President of Programming for AMC / SundanceTV Global. Connolly will be responsible for acquisitions, planning, global…

Spotify appoints TV chief

Spotify appoints TV chief

Spotify has hired Dawn Ostroff as chief content officer, signalling the music service’s wider ambitions in media. Ostroff was president of Condé Nast Entertainment, the publisher’s video studio. She will…

ITV’s Griffiths set to retire

ITV has announced that Ian Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer and Group Finance Director, has advised the Board of his intention to retire from the UK commercial broadcaster in the next…

Halton to step down as YouView CEO

Halton to step down as YouView CEO

UK hybrid digital television platform YouView has confirmed that Richard Halton will stand down as CEO at the end of 2018. Having led YouView from launch to being in three…

Globecast names Grenot as Sales Director France

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has appointed Francois-Regis Grenot as Sales Director France, effective July 1st. In his new role, Grenot will work closely with Globecast’s customers in…

North to step down as Freeview MD

North to step down as Freeview MD

Guy North has announced he is to step down as Managing Director of UK digital terrestrial free-to-air platform Freeview in October. He was appointed MD in June 2014, having joined…

Disney ups Fox offer to top Comcast

Disney ups Fox offer to top Comcast

Disney has upped its offer for 21st Century Fox to $71.3 billion (€61.6bn) in cash and shares, up from an earlier $52 billion offer, as it goes head to head…