Romania’s parliament has approved new management at the national public broadcaster TVR. It has, according to local reports, also proposed Alexandru Sassu as the new chairman and general manager. A vote on Sassu’s appointment will take place in parliament next week. The National Audiovisual Council (CNA) has meanwhile presented a report on last year’s activities […]
Sistema-backed Comstar-UTS has appointed Sergey Nazarov as its VP for marketing. Lazarov has previously worked for AT&T and Lucent Technologies in Moscow and was most recently the deputy DG and commercial director of JSC Center Telecom.
Discovery Networks have announced two appointments in Central Europe. Leszek Zaborowski is now the company’s director of channels for the region, while Patryk Piputa is the ad sales manager for Poland. Both have extensive previous experience, with Zabowski having worked for (amongst others) TVP and Polsat and Piputa Telekomunikacja Polska (TP).
Teleste Corporation has announced that Johan Slotte, previously senior vice president, video networks, has been appointed deputy CEO with responsibility for corporate business development, marketing, quality and IT, human resources and legal affairs. Hanno Narjus, vice president, product solutions, video networks, steps up to take Slotte’s place. Both will report to Teleste President and CEO […]
Sony Pictures Television International has promoted Juan Maria Romeu to senior VP and general manager of SPTI Networks Iberia, reporting to Ross Hair, the senior VP of international networks at SPTI. In his new role, Romeu will be responsible for SPTI’s action and adventure channel AXN, which launched in Spain in 1998. He also manages […]
ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company and a global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network solutions, has appointed David D. Bowne to the position of vice president of sales for ND SatCom Inc., its subsidiary based in Dallas, Texas. Bowne is responsible for overall sales in the Americas region.
Dwight Witherspoon has been promoted to VP, corporate communications at Tandberg Television. In his new role, he will report directly to Eric Cooney, the company’s president and CEO, and oversee its activities worldwide. Witherspoon has been responsible for Tandberg Television’s marketing communications efforts for the past six years.
Sistema-backed Comstar UTS has appointed Sergey Pridantsev as its new president and CEO. Pridantsev is the former general director of JCS Centertelecom, a provider of fixed-line telecom services in the central Federal District of Russia and has previously held positions with Lucent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard.
François Moreau de Saint Martin has been appointed CEO at France Telecom’s conditional access technology subsidiary Viaccess. Replacing Mathias Hautefort, Moreau de Saint Martin has been FT’s Content Division’s CTO for the past three years.
Joost today announced the appointment of Mike Volpi as the new CEO of the online TV company; with immediate effect Volpi takes over from founding CEO, Fredrik de Wahl, who will remain at Joost as Chief Strategy Officer. Volpi comes from Cisco Systems, Inc., where he worked for 13 consecutive years in various managerial posts; […]