OSN ups Tillieux to CEO as Stewart departs for SKY NZ

OSN has appointed board member and former Red Bee and ProSiebenSat.1 executive Patrick Tillieux as its new CEO, as current chief exec Martin Stewart takes the top job at SKY Television in New Zealand. Tillieux has been on the Middle East pay TV operator’s board for two years and is the chairman of its executive […]

BT appoints new chief executive

BT Group has appointed the co-chief executive of payments services company Worldpay, Philip Jansen, as its next CEO. Jansen will be appointed to the BT board as an executive director on January 1, 2019 and will take over from outgoing CEO Gavin Patterson, following a handover period, on February 1. He is due to step […]

Fox makes post-Disney appointments

Lachlan Murdoch, the future chairman and CEO of Fox after Disney purchases key assets from the company, has revealed leadership appointments across distribution, ad sales operations and corporate functions. As Disney looks to close its $71.3bn deal for key Fox entertainment assets, ‘New Fox’ will be home to branded properties such as Fox News Channel, Fox […]

CuriosityStream replaces founding CEO

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has upped chief distribution officer, Clint Stinchcomb, to president and CEO. Stinchcomb, who joined the company in 2017, takes over from Elizabeth Hendricks North who has led CuriosityStream as president and CEO during its first three years – from inception to launch. Hendricks North, who […]

BT CEO Gavin Patterson to step down later this year

BT Group chief executive Gavin Patterson is due to step down later this year with the company claiming new leadership is needed following recent poor results. BT said it expects to have a new CEO in place during the second half of the year with Patterson set to continue in the role until a replacement […]

Kantar Media appoints EMEA CEO

Media intelligence firm Kantar Media has appointed the CEO of its Millward Brown UK research agency, Louise Ainsworth, to be CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. Ainsworth will take up her new role at Kantar Media on June 25 and will sit on the Kantar Media executive committee, reporting to CEO […]

Vodafone CEO to step down after 10 years

Vodafone chief executive officer Vittorio Colao is due to step down in October after 10 years in charge of the telecoms giant. In a succession statement released to coincide with Vodafone’s latest financial results, the Vodafone board announced that Colao will be replaced by group chief financial officer (CFO) Nick Read on October 1. Prior […]

SES appoints new CEO and CFO

Satellite operator SES has named the CEO of SES Networks, Steve Collar, as the next president and chief executive officer of the wider company. At the same time Andrew Browne, who was until recently chief financial officer of O3b Networks and CFO of SES between 2010 and 2013, has been appointed as the next CFO […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery hire Google exec to lead 7TV

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications have named Google executive, Alexandar Vassilev, as CEO of their recently launched German streaming service 7TV. Vassilev starts with immediate effect and joins from Google in the US where he has worked for the past 10 years, most recently as product manager for Google Search. Vassilev will report to the 7TV […]

Sony CEO steps down, CFO to take top job

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai is due to step down in April after six years in charge of company, to be replaced by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida. Hirai, who as overseen a period of growth at the firm, will step down on April 1, at which point he will stay on at the company […]

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