Three new appointments, all with experience of the US cable market, have been appointed to the board of Virgin Media. James A. Chiddix, Andrew Cole and Steven J. Simmons have all been named as non-executive directors.
Irina Gofman has been appointed the CEO of MTG Russia & CIS and a member of the Group’s executive management team.
Mats Almgren is to head the Swedish operations of Canal Digital. He replaces Patrik Hofbauer who is leaving to become CEO of Clear Channel in the autumn.
Lesley Mackenzie has been appointed CEO of the internet TV venture Nettv247.com.
Turner Broadcasting has hired the former managing director of radio station Heart FM as its vice president of marketing and communications across all the Turner Entertainment brands in the UK.
Theo Peek is retiring as chairman of the DVB Steering Board and is being replaced by former EBU technical director Phil Laven. The decision was made on Thursday at a meeting that also gave the go ahead for the new DVB-T2 standard.
James Murdoch has officially moved into the President’s chair at Sky Italia. He has replaced his father Rupert Murdoch at the five-year old pay-TV operation.
David Currie is to step down as chairman of the Ofcom board after Easter 2009.
Alexander Rodnyansky has vacated the post of CEO at Russia’s CTC Media but will remain its president.
HBO Central Europe has announced three senior executive appointments to its management team, all of which are effective as of June 1, 2008.