ThinkAnalytics hires Nielsen alum Matt Pagen

Technology outfit ThinkAnalytics has recruited former Nielsen exec Matt Pagen to join its advertising unit as senior vice president of ThinkAdvertising. The media and advertising industry veteran joins from the research media firm Nielsen, after 17 years where he most recently served as general manager of Nielsen’s Planning, Analytics and Outcomes In his new role, […]

Blue Ant Media appoints management team to head newly merged studio

Channel operator, Blue Ant Media, has appointed marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and Matthew Hornburg as co-presidents to head its newly merged studio and rights business. Blue Ant Media’s acquired marblemedia in August, the media company produces premium original unscripted and scripted content. Its behind the Netflix titles Blown Away and Drink Masters, with productions across Discovery as well […]

Xavier Marlé joins Quickplay’s APAC operations 

Tech firm Quickplay has hired Xavier Marlé as regional sales director of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Marlé will be responsible for working directly with providers to help them leverage Quickplay’s cloud-native, open architected OTT platform to create end-to-end and modular solutions that can support brands and business models from its single backend. The exec […]

BBC Studios promotes Kasia Jablonska to director of digital and on-demand across EMEA

BBC Studios has upped its head of VOD, Kasia Jablonska, to director of digital and on-demand of its EMEA operations.  Jablonska starts the newly-created role with immediate effect; she will report to to EMEA key markets management team – Arran Tindall, chief commercial officer and EVP, as well as Tim Christlieb, SVP and GM of […]

Avid boss Jeff Rosica steps down

Avid Technolgies boss Jeff Rosica has revealed his plans to retire and step down as chief executive officer, following the recent acquisition of the company by private equity firm STG.  Rosica first joined Avid in 2013 as senior vice president of worldwide field operations. In 2016 he was promoted as senior vice president, chief sales […]

NBCUniversal hires ex-Roku exec Alison Levin as president, advertising and partnerships

NBCUniversal has recruited former Roku exec Alison Levin as president of advertising and partnerships. Levin joins the company next month and will report to newly appointed advertising and partnerships global chairman Mark Marshal. The exec will oversee all advertising sales initiatives for NBCUniversal across national, local, SMB Growth, Peacock, sports and Olympic and Paralympic Sales. […]

Quickplay appoints Yahoo and Endemol Shine alum Wim Ponnet to head new EMEA unit

Cloud-based OTT technology outfit, Quickplay, has named former Yahoo and Endemol Shine Group exec Wim Ponnet as president of EMEA to head its new hub in Europe.  Ponnet was most recently at the investment firm FanTechCapital where he served as founding partner and CEO for two years. Prior to FanTechCapital, he was chief strategy and […]

Disney poaches PepsiCo chief Hugh F. Johnston as CFO

The Walt Disney Company has named ex-PepsiCo chief Hugh F. Johnston chief executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective December 4. He replaces former CFO Christine McCarthy who leaves Disney after 23 years at the company due to family commitments, and will take over responsibilities of interim CFO Kevin Lansberry. Johnston will report to […]

QYOU Media hires ex-TikTok country manager Raj Mishra to head Indian operations

QYOU Media India has named former TikTok country manager Raj Mishra as chief executive officer of QYOU Media’s India operations. Mishra who was appointed to QYOU Media’s board of director on May 30, will be tasked to oversee all business units with immediate effect. He will focus on increasing operational and financial synergies and strengths among […]

Channel Factory hires ex-TikTok exec Sujoyee Chatterjee

YouTube advertising company Channel Factory has poached TikTok alum Sujoyee Chatterjee to serve as senior director of product marketing. At TikTok, Chatterjee role was global product strategy & operations manager for brand safety, sustainability and  verification. The company said her experience at the social media network and a decade-long career in ad-tech, will help enhance […]

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