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Netflix CFO leaves

Netflix’s chief financial officer David Wells is stepping down after seven years. Wells, who has been at the company since 2004 and CFO since December 2010, will stay with the…

Disney; it’s direct or die

Disney is the ultimate media brand and a genuine giant that is determined to be ever bigger with the takeover of 21C Fox. And many parts of the empire are…

Iger: Our top priority is ‘DisneyFlix’

Disney has revealed heavy spending on its upcoming streaming service designed to compete head-on with Netflix and Prime. Disney fell short of forecasts for earnings and revenues in the quarter…

Katzenberg raises $1bn for smartphone ‘New TV’

Jeffrey Katzenberg has successfully raised funding to create a ‘next-generation’ HBO or Netflix — with bite-size original programming designed for smartphones. WndrCo, the holding company Katzenberg co-founded, announced that it…

Faricy to head Discovery D2C

Faricy to head Discovery D2C

Discovery has confirmed that Peter Faricy will join the company in the newly created role of CEO, Global Direct-to-Consumer, overseeing Discovery’s global digital and direct-to-consumer businesses. “Peter is a world-class…

DISH Network: On its way to 5G

As the nuns said so musically in The Sound of Music: ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ The same could be true of DISH Network, and the question…

New N. America director for IABM

IABM has announced the appointment of Kathy Bienz as its new Director North America. Bienz starts her new role with immediate effect, taking over from Caryn Cohen, who has served…

SpotX names new management team for Europe

SpotX names new management team for Europe

SpotX, the video advertising and monetisation platform, has announced a new management team to oversee all aspects of SpotX’s business in Europe, including its merger with smartclip.  Combining decades of…

Howe named EVP and President, Americas, Technetix

Technetix, a global broadband cable and telecommunications technology provider, has announced the appointment of Sandy Howe as Executive Vice President and President, Americas, reporting to Chief Executive and Founder, Paul…

Personnel changes at AsiaSat

Personnel changes at AsiaSat

July 30th saw news that Barrie Woolston has resigned from Hong Kong-based AsiaSat where he was CCO. Woolston is being replaced by Ina Lui, who has been promoted to the…