Catherine Guillouard has joined Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat Communications as its new CFO and member of the group executive committee. She was previously senior VP, finance at the Air France Group. Guillouard arrived at Eutelsat through a typically French career path including ‘Grande Ecole’ ENA and the treasury department of the ministry of finance.
ESPN International has announced a promotion for Lynne Frank, managing director for Europe, who becomes senior vice president, ESPN International. The former Turner executive led ESPN’s recent acquisition of NASN (the North American Sports Network), cricket website Cricinfo and rugby site scrum.com. Frank is also responsible for the operations of ESPN Classic Sport, ESPN channels […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. Widevine Technologies has opened three new European sales offices. The DRM company said the new offices in Rome, Paris and Antwerp would be joined later this year by a further office in Eastern Europe. Widevine already has a sales and product support office in Cambridge, UK and an engineering centre in […]
Stig Eide Sivertsen, executive vice president and head of Telenor Broadcast, is to leave the company after 10 years. Sivertsen has handed in his resignation that has a notice period of six months. “It has been exciting to be a part of this, and a privilege to lead Telenor Broadcast into what it is today. […]
IMPALA, the International MHEG Promotion Alliance, has appointed Giri Valliappan as its director of market development. The organisation was established at IBC 2006 with the intention of promoting the MHEG-5 application programming interface that had largely been restricted to the UK DTT platform. Valliappan is well known to members of the DigiTAG organisation and has […]
IABM, the trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, has announced the appointment of Rick Bolin as CEO designate. Bolin will join the IABM on October 1, before taking over from current CEO Roger Crumpton in 2008. Canadian-born Bolin was until recently chief executive officer of FBBT (Fighting Bull Broadcasting Technologies) based in Belfast. […]
Jill Grinda has been appointed Euronews’ director of worldwide distribution. She joins from a two year spell as regional director Europe and Asia for Al Jazeera English – the latest executive to leave the channel – during its launch period. Prior to Al Jazeera, Grinda was regional distribution director for CNBC Europe. She also launched […]
Emma Scott has been confirmed as the managing director of Freesat, the free-to-air satellite platform, jointly owned by the BBC and ITV. Scott joined the BBC in 1997, and became an advisor on corporate strategy to the former director-general Greg Dyke in 1999, before being appointed project director on Freesat in 2006. Scott will report […]
Marek Sowa has been confirmed as the new president of the Polish media group Agora. Most recently the VP of UPC Poland, he is expected to move the group, which is currently focused on publishing, more into the TV and Internet sectors and also expand its presence beyond Poland.
Hakan Sjodin has been named as the new managing director of SES Sirius replacing Per Norman who is leaving the company to head up the Swedish DTT platform Boxer. Sjodin takes up his post on September 10 ahead of the launch of the new Sirius 4 satellite. “The satellite market is growing, partly because many […]