WarnerMedia appoints distribution presidents

WarnerMedia’s sales and international division has appointed Sofia Chang and Rich Warren as president of its distribution business. Both Chang and Warren arrive in the position with the same remit to oversee distribution for all Turner channels, HBO, Cinemax, and upcoming SVOD HBO Max and will report in to Gerhard Zeiler, chief revenue officer, WarnerMedia […]

GroupM appoints Christian Juhl as CEO

WPP, the world’s largest media investment organisation, has hired Christian Juhl as the CEO of its subsidiary GroupM. GroupM is the company’s media-buying operation, and Juhl will assume the role from October 1.  Juhl succeeds Kelly Clark and will be responsible for the vision, strategy and operations of WPP’s media-focused companies. Juhl is currently global […]

Karen Bronzo promoted to EVP marketing at HGTV

Discovery’s HGTV has confirmed the promotion of Karen Bronzo to the role of SVP marketing. This expands her current responsibilities to include oversight of brand strategy and development of on-air/off-channel creative for the network.  Bronzo joined HGTV in 2013 as VP ad sales marketing. In this new role she will report directly to Jane Latman, […]

TBI hires Richard Middleton as managing editor

DTVE’s sister magazine, Television Business International (TBI), has hired C21 Media’s Richard Middleton as managing editor.  Middleton has spent the past seven years covering the global TV business, most recently as editor of C21Media’s flagship magazine C21 International – a role he took on two years ago having joined the company as a senior reporter […]

WOWOW appoints new board members in senior management shakeup

Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has revealed senior level management changes. Five new members have been elected to WOWOW’s board of directors. They include three executives who have joined WOWOW from outside companies: Hideki Tashiro, who joins the company from TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television), will oversee both the programming and production capacities at […]

Fred Kogel appoints Stephan Katzmann to manage finances of new media group

Industry veteran Fred Kogel has appointed Stephan Katzmann to the roll of managing director for projects in the area of finance of his new media group. Katzmann will be responsible managing the finances of production activities. He will also oversee the creation of a joint license database for the trading activities of the newly-founded media company, […]

Two new appointments at Globecast

Media solutions provider Globecast has announced two UK-based appointments in its distribution and contribution teams. Jack Braybrook has joined the content and distribution team as account manager (AM), Distribution, while James Whittaker has joined the contribution team as business development manager (BDM) OU Sports and Events. “Jack and James have the proper skillsets to help […]

NENT Group appoints head of people and culture

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed Sahar Kupersmidt as senior vice president and head of people and culture. NENT says that the new People and Culture function will drive its work to attract employees, while also focusing on the implementation of the Group’s values. The newly created role of head of people and culture […]

This sporting life

The winner of the first ever Content Innovation Award for Outstanding Digital Achievement, DAZN’s chief product officer Ben Lavender discusses disruption in the live sports space. Andy Fry reports. It’s not the first time Ben Lavender has up-ended the digital apple cart. Earlier in his career he enabled the BBC to transform itself into a […]

Surprise choice for Channel 4 content chief

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has plumped for the surprise choice of Ian Katz, a news executive currently working at the BBC, as its director of programmes. Katz (pictured) effectively succeeds Jay Hunt, who was C4’s chief creative officer until exiting recently and joining Apple to run its original programming out of the UK. He will […]

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