Sony Pictures Television International, has upped Chris Roudette to VP of operations, international networks, EMEA. He reports to Ross Hair, senior VP of international networks at SPTI. Previously Roudette oversaw the launches of a number of SPTI channels including AXN in Central Europe, Germany and Italy. He currently leads the London-based operations team tasked with […]
Jean-Luc Maertens has been appointed by the European news channel as Head of Distribution for Africa. Maertens has joined the EuroNews team in the newly created position of Distribution Manager for Africa. A journalist specialising in Africa and former manager of the Africa and Indian Ocean desk for Canal France International, Jean-Luc will be in […]
Voom HD Networks today announced the appointment of David Alworth to vice president of operations and program administration. Alworth was most recently vice president of operations for Rainbow Sports Networks. In his new role, Alworth will be responsible for operational and business affairs related activities for Voom HD Networks’ 15 HD channels, Voom’s global channel, […]
The US media entrepreneur Peter Gerwe has become a shareholder in U-Turn Media Group, a Prague and Denver-based company that supplies video content to mobile phones. Gerwe has played a leading role in Russia’s TV industry, his achievements including the creation of CTC Media, a broadcaster backed by Sweden’s Modern Times Group (MTG). His activities […]
Former Red Bee Media commercial director John Pink has resurfaced as chief operating officer of Swedish content technology company MPS Broadband. “I’ve admired MPS’s proven Publishing Platform for some time. I’m delighted to be joining MPS, to help grow the business internationally and to launch new services, like the advertiser funded Yellow.tv” said Pink. MPS […]
Daniel Castvaj has been appointed the new managing director of the Czech parliamentary channel 24cz. He was formerly at both TV Nova and the Czech public broadcaster CT. Earlier this year it was reported that 24cz had been taken over by the Czech millionaire Milos Cervenka.
Rosemary Madeley has rejoined CNBC Europe as the business and finance channel’s new business manager. She will be charged with the implementation and development of new business strategies and the servicing of new business clients and agencies. Madeley was previously an account manager at Discovery Channel, but she is returning to CNBC Europe, where she […]
Russia’s Comstar UTS has appointed Mladen Pejnovic as its VP for International Business Development. Pejnovic, who most recently was with the Russian telco Golden Telecom, will head a new business unit named Comstar International.
Eivind Schackt has been appointed the CEO of Studio Moderna, the largest fully integrated direct response marketing network in Central and Eastern Europe. The company, which is based in Slovenia, has over 170 hours of home shopping programmes going out on 154 public and commercial TV stations each day to a potential audience of 400 […]
Sistema-backed Comstar UTS has appointed Nikolay Tokarev as its interim president and CEO. He takes over from Eric Franke, who has resigned from the post to take up a position with another company. Comstar UTS is the leading telco in Moscow and environs, its interests including the Stream IPTV service.