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; […]
BBC Worldwide has added a travel distribution director to its global channels business. The role has been awarded to Zina Neophytou, who joined global news channel BBC World in 1999, and has subsequently built links with hotels, airlines, cruise ships and airports. In her new role Neophytou will look to expand the channels business across […]
Sherri Saba has been appointed Creative Solutions Manager at EuroNews. Sherri will lead the network’s branded content activities, managing the production of all sponsored programming and commercial content for the network. She will work with Corantine Guillot, Head of Magazines who is based at EuroNews headquarters in Lyon, France. Robbie Douek, 26, has been appointed […]
Timo Schneckenburger has been appointed managing director, marketing & sSales at entavio, the new digital platform from SES-Astra. Schneckenburger worked for O2 in Germany from 2000 in various capacities; from 2004 he was Vice President Marketing at O2. Previously he worked as Marketing Manager for BMW.
The Administrative Council of the European Broadcasting Union has approved the appointment of Lieven Vermaele as the new Technical Director of the organisation. He will take up his position on September 1st, and succeeds Phil Laven.
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 […]