QVC Germany boss set to retire

The CEO of QVC Germany, Dr. Ulrich Flatten, is due to retire at the end of 2013 after 12 years at the home shopping network.  QVC said that it will look for a successor to Flatten in the coming months and will consider internal and external candidates for the job. From early January, QVC Europe Steve […]

CTAM names former Scripps exec as its next CEO

CTAM has appointed former Scripps Networks executive John F. Lansing as its next president and CEO, after current head Char Beales retires at the end of the year.  Lansing recently retired as president of Scripps Networks operating division, having joined the firm in 2004. Previously, he had been with E.W. Scripps Company in Cincinnati as […]

Katzenberg eyes extended DreamWorks-Netflix deal

DreamWorks cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said that he hopes the programming deal his studio has with Netflix can run for more than the initial three years agreed. In July DreamWorks sealed a deal to make 300 hours of original animated series for Netflix. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Katzenberg told delegates: “The deal is […]

QVC appoints CEO of QVC Italy

Liberty Interactive-owned shopping TV firm QVC has promoted QVC Italy’s chief merchandising officer, Gregg Bertoni, to CEO of QVC Italy. Bertoni first joined QVC US in 1995, transferring to QVC UK in 2002 before moving over to QVC Italy. He starts his new role effective January 1, 2014 and succeeds Steve Hofmann, who has been […]

BT Sport App nears 1 million downloads

BT TV CEO Marc Watson hailed the success of BT’s new sports app yesterday, claiming that it is expected to reach the 1 million download milestone next month. Making a keynote speech at the Royal Television Society, Watson said that though UK ratings body Barb does not currently measure the number of app viewers, the […]

Russia’s CTC Media appoints new CEO

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has appointed Yuliana Slashcheva, the president of Russia-based communications consultancy Mikhailov and Partners, as its new CEO.   Slashcheva is due to start her new role effective August 1 and will succeed Boris Podolsky, who has been at the company for six years – first as chief financial officer and then chief […]

New CEO for Orange Polska

The Orange Group has recommended to the board that company executive Bruno Duthoit take the CEO role at Orange Polska, after current boss Maciej Witucki said he is stepping down. Duthoit, who has held several management positions in the Orange Group, including CEO of Orange Moldova and CEO of Orange Armenia, is due to replace Witucki, […]

New CEO for Russia’s TNT

Gazprom-Media owned Russian TV channel TNT has named Igor Goyhberg as its new CEO. Goyhberg replaces Roman Petrenko, who will now head the TNT-Network board and will focus on strategic development. Goyhberg was previously deputy CEO of Gazprom-Media.

iConcerts owner restructures operations

The company behind the live music-themed iConcerts HD TV channel has put a new management structure in place, which it claims will accelerate growth in international markets. As of this month, Switzerland-based Transmedia Communications has installed its COO, Mathieu Sibille, as new CEO, with former chief exec and company founder Etienne Mirlesse moving upstairs to […]

Nangu.TV names new CEO

OTT TV technology specialist Nangu.TV has named Jakub Kabourek as its new CEO.  Kabourek was previously CEO of Visual Unity and he has also served as CEO at KIT Digital Czech and Visual Connection. “I’m delighted to join nangu.TV as CEO at this exciting time. Technology in the OTT and IPTV markets has gathered tremendous […]