MTG appoints Liberty exec for emerging pay TV markets role

Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed Liberty Global executive Rotem Hakim as its director of business development for pay TV emerging markets.

Hakim will take the role in MTG-owned Viasat Broadcasting’s pay TV emerging markets team as of May 26.

He joins from Liberty Global, where he has worked for 10 years, most recently as programming director working with VoD and linear pay-TV channels, as well as gaming and music.

Within Liberty, Hakim also previously worked as head of business development for Chello On Demand, part of the firm’s former content division Chellomedia. Prior to Liberty Global, he worked at the tech companies Emblaze Systems and IBM and the telecoms company Barak I.T.C.

“Rotem is a top performer with a unique understanding of how content and technology can complement one another, gained in a 20 year long career in the media, technology and IT industries. His extensive commercial and technical expertise in all aspects of digital content services – across TV, web and mobile – make him the ideal person to grow our pay TV business further,” said Aleks Habdank, chief operating officer, pay TV emerging markets, MTG.

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