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WWE appoints Ventrelle EVP, Talent; Edelson EVP, Chief Legal Officer

WWE has announced that Dan Ventrelle will join the company as EVP, Talent, and Maurice F. Edelson will join as EVP, Chief Legal Officer. Ventrelle was most recently with the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, where he served as the team’s President. An integral part of the Raiders’ successful move from Oakland to Las Vegas and […]

September 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Donelan appointed DCMS Secretary

Michelle Donelan has been appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first Cabinet. Donelan was briefly Secretary of State for Education in early July 2022, resigning after less than 36 hours in the role, following over 50 other ministerial resignations, writing that then-Prime Minister Boris […]

September 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Halder named Digital UK CCO

Freeview and Freesat operator Digital UK has appointed Samsung’s Deep Halder to the newly-created role of Chief Commercial Officer, as well as making a number of other senior staff changes. Halder is currently part of Samsung’s UK & Ireland TV leadership team. At Digital UK, he will lead the development of the organisation’s commercial and […]

September 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Okolidoh named BBC Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Chinny Okolidoh is set to join the BBC to lead the Corporation’s diversity strategies. She will be responsible for ensuring Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything the BBC does, and the Corporation accurately reflects the audiences it serves, both on and off air. The role combines BBC Workforce and Creative Diversity responsibilities […]

September 7, 2022

Oh named FreeWheel Chief Strategy Officer

FreeWheel has named Soo Jin Oh as Chief Strategy Officer, a new role developed for the company. Oh will work closely with FreeWheel leadership to develop strategic plans in support of achieving the company’s long-term vision, enhance business operations and establish strong relationships within the advertising landscape. She will be based in New York and […]

September 7, 2022

Dorries quits as Media Secretary

Nadine Dorries is to step down as UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), following the election of Liz Truss as new leader of the governing Conservative Party. Although a supporter of Truss’s candidacy, it is understood she was given the opportunity to carry on in Cabinet but had chosen instead […]

September 6, 2022By Colin Mann

SkyShowtime taps Paramount’s Urgell

SkyShowtime has named David Urgell VP of distribution & partnerships. Urgell arrives from SVP of strategy, operations & business development at Paramount’s international streaming division, a role he had held since 2020 and meant he worked across Pluto TV and Paramount+, as well as SkyShowtime. Before that, Urgell had been SVP of business development & […]

September 6, 2022

Postgate joins M2A Media

M2A Media, specialists in cloud-based live video solutions, has announced the appointment of Matthew Postgate as non-executive director to its board of directors. Formerly Chief Technology and Product Officer for the BBC, Postgate joins the M2A Media board of directors to provide independent insight and help shape the company’s strategic direction. At the BBC, Postgate […]

September 6, 2022

WWE promotes HHH and Riddick

WWE has announced that Paul ‘HHH’ Levesque has been elevated to Chief Content Officer. Additionally, the company has promoted Frank A. Riddick III to President & Chief Financial Officer. Since taking over creative for WWE, Levesque has architected a 15 percent spike in Monday Night Raw viewership and double-digit increases in social media engagement. He was also in […]

September 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WBD names Nordic leadership team

The management team that will lead Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) forwards in the Nordics has been announced by Christina Sulebakk following her appointment in June as General Manager. Sulebakk commented: “The Nordics is a highly developed media market and Warner Bros Discovery is one of the leading media businesses in the region, reaching millions of […]

September 5, 2022