Bonnier gives top job to Com Hem CEO

Swedish media group Bonnier has appointed the chief executive of Scandinavian operator Com Hem, Tomas Franzén, as its new CEO.  Franzén, who has led Com Hem since 2008, is due to succeed current Bonnier CEO, Jonas Bonnier, who leaves at the start of 2014. Announcing the hire, Carl-Johan Bonnier, board chair for Bonnier, said that […]

New CEO for Finland’s DNA

Finnish telecom and cable operator DNA has named Jukka Leinonen as its new CEO. Leinonen, currently the company’s vice-president, corporate business, has been serving as acting CEO since the end of August, replacing former CEO Riitta Tiuraniemi. Leinonen, who has worked for DNA since 2010, will take up the post full-time immediately. “The aim of […]

at800 appoints former Nokia Siemens Networks exec as CEO

at800, the body set up to test for interference from 4G networks on digital-terrestrial broadcasting in the UK, has appointed Nokia Siemens Networks’ former head of global head of press relations, Ben Roome, as its new CEO. Roome will succeed current boss Simon Beresford-Wylie effective of November 30, 2013. He has been a member of […]

Belgacom looks for new CEO after government fires Bellens

Belgian telco Belgacom has said it is searching for a new permanent CEO after the Belgian government, which is the majority owner of the firm, ousted current boss Didier Bellens at the end of last week. In a statement, Belgacom said it has “taken note of the Government’s decision to end the collaboration with Mr. […]

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, replacing current boss Richard Bell. Alden, who has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new role […]

BT signs up two million BT Sport customers

BT CEO Gavin Patterson said that BT Sport had made a “confident start” with more than two million BT customers now signed up for the August-launched suite of sports channels. Announcing the UK telco and pay-TV provider’s fiscal second quarter earnings, Patterson said that BT’s wholesale agreement with Virgin Media meant that BT Sport is […]

Arris makes ‘good progress’ in strong quarter

Video and broadband technology company Arris reported strong Q3 results with chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione saying that its customers are “continuing to react positively to our Motorola Home acquisition.”  “We are making good progress in delivering new products to our customers,” said Stanzione, claiming that Arris’ earnings were in line with its previously announced […]

Thinkbox promotes Clay to CEO

Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial television in the UK, has promoted managing director Lindsey Clay to CEO, with current chief executive Tess Alps to step back into a non-executive chairman role.  The changes come into effect from January 1, 2014, with Jeremy Tester, director of brand strategy at Sky Media, to also come in […]

Hulu confirms CEO hire, Forssell to leave the company

US video-on-demand site Hulu has confirmed the appointment of Fox Networks executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO. In a statement, Hulu said that interim chief executive Andy Forssell, who has led the company since Jason Kilar’s departure in March, will leave the company. The news comes a week after Hulu was reported to be […]

Google closes in on ‘intuitive cross device experience’

Google CEO Larry Page said that the firm is “closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device,” citing recent developments like Google Glass and its Chromecast TV dongle. Speaking on the firm’s third quarter earnings call, Page said “as screens multiply, people navigating across them seamlessly becomes […]