Netflix appoints former US national security advisor to the board

Netflix has appointed Ambassador Susan E. Rice, a former US national security advisor and ambassador to the United Nations, to its board of directors. The US video streaming giant said that Rice’s experience would benefit the company, while Rice said that she deeply admires, and is thrilled to be joining, the “cutting-edge company”. “We are […]

Eutelsat CEO joins Netflix board

Netflix has added Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer to its board, in a move it said would expand the breadth of the company’s global and entertainment experience. Belmer has been chief executive of satellite operator Eutelsat since March 2016, prior to which he spent many years at Canal+ Group – joining in 2001 and becoming head […]

Ericsson chairman to step down

Ericsson’s chairman of the board, Leif Johansson, will not make himself available for reelection at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders in 2018. Ericsson said that the nomination committee has initiated its search for a replacement for Johansson, who has worked as chairman of the board since 2011. “It has been an exciting but […]

TVN Media names new board president

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster, TVN, has appointed Piotr Tyborowicz as president of the board of its sales subsidiary, TVN Media. Tyborowicz, who heads TVN’s ad sales division, takes over from TVN CEO and managing director, Jim Samples, who will now head the firm’s supervisory board. At the same time TVN appointed Piotr Korycki as vice-president […]

Discovery appoints C-SPAN co-CEO to the board

Discovery Communications has appointed the co-CEO of C-SPAN, Susan Swain, to its board, effective December 2016. Swain joined C-SPAN, a public service network that airs public affairs programming and televises US federal government proceedings, in 1982 and took the co-CEO role in 2012. She manages content strategy and programming for C-SPAN’s TV channels, websites and […]

M7 appoints former Zodiak CEO in management shakeup

Luxembourg-based M7 Group has named former Zodiak Media CEO Marc Antoine d’Halluin chairman of the board as part of a broader management shakeup at the firm. The pan-European satellite pay TV operator said the changes are designed to accelerate growth plans as the firm looks to develop its “content-centric approach”. M7 also upped chief operating […]

IABM appoints new board

Broadcast and media technology trade association, the IABM, has appointed its new board and named Pixel Power founder, James Gilbert, as chair. The board, which is elected every two years and is responsible for the overall operation of IABM, now consists of: Jan Eveleen, Axon Digital Design; Kevin Usher, Avid; Mark Gederman, ChyronHego; Nicki Fisher, Clear-Com; […]

CME appointments chairman, new board members

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has appointed John K. Billock as chairman, at the same time as adding three additional directors to the board. Billock becomes non-executive chairman of the board, following the resignation last month of predecessor Ronald Lauder – who had been at the company for two decades. Billock also serves as a […]

Magine appoints former Prisa exec as new chairman

Swedish cloud TV service Magine has appointed existing company board member and the former chief digital officer of Spanish operator Prisa, Kamal Bherwani, as its new chairman.  Bherwani, who has been on the Magine board since last September, replaces Michael Werner as chairman – though Werner retains a place on the board. “In his role […]

HTTV secures new investor

Hybrid TV technology provider HTTV has secured investment from technology entrepreneur Luc Burgun and has named him as a new member of its board. HTTV said Burgun had invested in the company, although it did not give details. Burgun was the president, CEO and co-founder of Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE) and subsequently served as […]