ProSiebenSat.1 plans to shut the SBS headquarters in Amsterdam, within the next three months. Guillaume de Posch, CEO, ProSiebenSat.1 told Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) the move would result in 20 full-time positions being made redundant. Earlier this week the KKR/Primera controlled broadcasting group more or less closed down the news department at German general broadcaster […]
QVC UK has announced that Mark Suckle is to retire from his position as CEO after 14 years behind the counter. Suckle’s replacement will be Steve Hofmann who will join the company in September 2007 and will take over the CEO role in January 2008. Suckle will then become executive chairman until he retires from […]
Marek Sowa is to become the chairman of the board of the leading Polish publishing, radio broadcasting and Internet company Agora. He has been a prominent figure in the country’s cable industry for a number of years and will vacate his current position of VP at UPC Polska at the end of August.
The European anti-piracy association AEPOC has welcomed the European Commission’s initiative against cyber crime. The initiative is aimed at improving co-ordination between the law enforcement authorities and the private sector. “AEPOC is highly interested to see this EU Communication become a tangible reality,” said AEPOC President Jean Grenier. AEPOC believes in co-operative approaches between authorities […]
Amelia Lukasiak has been appointed the temporary president of the Polish regional station TV Puls. She replaces Farell Meisel, a US citizen and representative of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which has been a shareholder in TV Puls for just over a year. Meisel has been president of TV Puls for two months and according to […]
Sistema-backed Comstar UTS has established a new, seven-member executive body. Known as the management board, it is headed by Sergey Pridantsev, who has been appointed its president and CEO. Comstar UTS offers a range of voice, data, Internet, pay-TV and other value added services in Moscow. It also provides a range of communications services in […]
Balan Nair is to become the Senior VP and CTO at Liberty Global. He is currently the CTO and Executive VP at AOL and previously spent 12 years at Qwest, most recently as chief information officer and CTO.
Andy Townend is to swap his role at Digital UK for a new position as executive director of Digital Australia, a similar body being established by the federal government to hasten the switchover to digital television. “His background in broadcasting and experience as a leader of the digital switchover process in the United Kingdom will […]
Former Vodafone Global Director of Networks and Service Platforms, Valerio Zingarelli, has been appointed as CEO of broadband TV outfit Babelgum. Zingarelli succeeds co-founder Erik Lumer in the post who will now focus his attentions on strategic product development. Babelgum is currently developing its programming library ahead of a marketing campaign that will target English-speaking […]
Farncombe Technology has been appointed to assist Tiscali UK with the rollout of its triple-play rollout project. Tiscali took over the interests of Video Networks’ Homechoice service on March 1 and is looking to extend the IPTV service to 10 million households from the current centres in London and Stevenage. Tiscali UK has appointed Farncombe […]