Andrew Fisher


Whittingdale appoints Charter Renewal advisory panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

Shazam raises US$40m from America Movil

Shazam has raised US$40 million (€46 million) in funding from Latin American telco America Movil in a deal that sees the firms form a “strategic business collaboration” in the region. Second screen app and media recognition specialist Shazam said that the funds would help “accelerate Shazam’s ongoing growth in music, continued expansion into television and the […]

Shazam appoints new chief exec ahead of IPO

Second screen app and media recognition specialist Shazam has appointed former Yahoo! executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, shifting long-term boss Andrew Fisher to the new full-time role of Executive Chairman as it gears up for a planned IPO.  The hire marks the latest addition to Shazam’s executive team, following the recent appointment of […]