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beIN appoints Verow as Chief Sports Officer

beIN Media Group, the sports, media and entertainment group has recruited experienced sports rights executive Richard Verow – the long-standing commercial director of Sky Sports – as Chief Sports Officer.…

Netflix extends Sandler deal

Netflix extends Sandler deal

On the heels of the release of Murder Mystery, Adam Sandler’s most popular Netflix film to date, the streaming service has extended its deal with the Hollywood actor and Happy…

Cheeks to lead CBS

ViacomCBS has announced that George Cheeks has been appointed President and CEO of CBS Entertainment Group, effective March 23rd. He succeeds Joe Ianniello, Chairman and CEO of CBS, who will…

Clausen becomes CEO of TDC

Henrik Clausen has been named CEO of Danish telco TDC. Clausen comes with extensive experience from the telecommunications industry. From 2005 to 2010, he was CEO of Telenor’s Danish business.…

Garin appointed CEO of twofour54 Abu Dhabi

The board of twofour54 Abu Dhabi has announced that Michael Garin has been appointed as CEO of its media and entertainment hub. Garin, who has more than 50 years’ experience…

Sky ups van Rooyen to lead European operations

Sky ups van Rooyen to lead European operations

Stephen van Rooyen, the head of Sky’s UK business, has been promoted to also oversee its German and Italian operations, as owner Comcast seeks to stimulate international expansion with a…

DCMS Committee Chair sets out priorities

Following his election as Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Julian Knight MP has set out three areas he sees as priorities during…

Apple poaches Netflix engineer

Apple poaches Netflix engineer

Apple has hired Ruslan Meshenberg, one of Netflix’s top engineers, to lead the technical team on its newly launched Apple TV+ streaming service. Meshenberg, who helped build Netflix’s platform and…

BBC News to cut 450 jobs

BBC News has outlined plans to modernise its newsroom to respond to changing audience needs, ensure it is providing a truly universal service, and complete its £80 million (€95m) savings…

Knight new DCMS Committee Chair

Knight new DCMS Committee Chair

Julian Knight, the Conservative MP for Solihull in the UK Midlands, has been elected Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which monitors the policy, administration and expenditure…

Digital UK hires key staff

Freeview platform operator Digital UK says it will be able to call on a management team with significant added firepower in 2020, a year that it says is likely to…

Ritz to head Tele Columbus

The Supervisory Board of Tele Columbus has appointed Dr Daniel Ritz as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of the Management Board effective February 1st. As previously announced, Timm Degenhardt…

Allan promoted to Channel 4 COO

Allan promoted to Channel 4 COO

Alex Mahon, Channel 4’s CEO, has announced that Jonathan Allan has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer as part of a restructured leadership team which brings together…

Perrin named MD of ITV International Studios

ITV Studios has announced the appointment of Lisa Perrin, as the new Managing Director of its International production business. Lisa joins the company from Endemol Shine Group (ESG) where she…

Lloyd named C4 Branded Entertainment & Creative Leader

Channel 4 has announced the appointment of Sophie Lloyd to the newly created role of Branded Entertainment & Creative Leader. Lloyd will report into Jonathan Lewis, Head of Digital &…