Netflix ups Maja Porczynska to lead CEE & CIS strategic partnerships and business development

Netflix has promoted Maja Porczynska to director, strategic partnerships and business development in CEE & CIS. Based in Poland, Porczynska joined Netflix CEE hub as head of strategic partnerships and business development in 2020. She oversaw commercial strategy and lead business growth, with a focus on telco, payTV and CE partners. She built key external […]

Sky News Group restructures leadership team

Sky News Group has restructured its leadership team with the appointments of David Rhodes and Jonathan Levy. David Rhodes has been named executive chairman, with Jonathan Levy promoted to managing director and executive editor. Rhodes who joins from News UK replaces John Ryley after departing the company in December 2022. The exec will be responsible […]

All3Media International adds FAST expert to commercial team

Leading independent distributor All3Media International has appointed Amanda Stevens as director of global digital partnerships. Formerly at Samsung TV Plus, Stevens will be responsible for spearheading digital partnerships around the world. As part of her remit, Stevens will identify “new opportunities in the FAST and AVOD market as well as maximising the success of collaborations already […]

DAZN names Eleven co-founder to replace Tonoli as chief commercial officer

Sports-focused DAZN Group has named Eleven Group co-founder Marc Watson as its chief commercial officer. Watson will lead rights/content acquisition strategy and replaces Jacopo Tonoli, who is departing after 14 years with the company and seven in the role. His next move is not yet known. The rejig follows the February acquisition of Eleven by […]

Quickplay hires Synamedia’s exec Pankaj Gupta

Cloud-based OTT technology outfit, Quickplay has named former Synamedia exec Pankaj Gupta head of Solutions Engineering, APAC and MVPD. Gupta previously served as director, solution consulting for Synamedia Asia where he played an instrumental role in the company’s APAC sales strategy. At Quickplay he will be tasked with helping content distributors shape and build video […]

iWedia names Go Murata APAC sales director

Connected TV solutions provider iWedia, has named Go Murata director of Business Development and Key Accounts at its Japan office.  Go Murata with over 18 years of experience joins from Vewd Software where he served as sales director. He was responsible for leading the Sony, Panasonic and Sharp accounts. In the role, Murata developed new […]

Zattoo appoints Bert Schulzki CTO

Technology specialist and streaming provider Zattoo, has hired Bert Schulzki as chief product and technology officer as the company restructures management. Schulzki will head the Operations, Engineering, Product, Design and Data Analytics divisions. He replaces forner CTO, Stefan Lietsch, who is existing the company alongside CPO, Peter Siciliano. With more than 20 years of experience, Schulzki was previously […]

Security solutions provider Friend MTS names Gibbs as new sales chief

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has announced the appointment of Chris Gibbs as SVP of global sales as the company looks to expand its global footprint and drive growth in new markets. His appointment follows the recent arrival of Shane McCarthy as the firm’s new CEO and Daniel Harris’s appointment as chair. As SVP of sales, […]

AMC Networks appoints Kristin Dolan as CEO

AMC Networks has named Kristin Dolan as its new CEO, effective February 27, 2023. Kristin is the wife of executive chairman James Dolan, who has been temporarily running the business since the surprise departure of Christina Spade last year. AMC, which controls AMC, IFC and Sundance TV, as well as a suite of such streaming […]

Amazon Prime Video restructures management to simplify decision-making

Amazon Prime Video is reorganising its international business in a bid to spur international growth while also maintaining a strong presence in local markets. Orchestrated by Amazon Prime Video’s US-based VP Kelly Day, the reshuffle sees Barry Furlong, VP of Prime Video Europe, add the Middle East and Africa to his existing remit. At the […]

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