Jeffrey Katzenberg mobile service NewTV makes CEO hire

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming mobile video service, NewTV, is nearing launch with the hire of Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman as its CEO. Former DreamWorks Animation (DWA) owner Katzenberg has been preparing NewTV (WT) since raising nearly US$600 million last year and then launching media investment vehicle WndrCo. Whitman, currently chief executive and president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, […]

Report: Facebook appoints Eurosport CEO

Facebook has reportedly appointed Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton as it looks to secure live sports rights. The Guardian first reported that Facebook was poised to make the hire, with Variety confirming the move citing unnamed sources. Variety reported that Hutton will be based in Silicon Valley, will focus on securing global sports rights and will […]

Iflix appoints CEO of MENA region

Iflix has appointed former Mobily and Vodafone executive, John Saad, as CEO of Iflix Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With the hire the emerging markets SVOD service has upped current head of Iflix MENA, Nader Sobhan, to a new global role as strategic advisor, working closely with Iflix co-founder and group CEO Mark Britt. […]

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO to step down in February

ProSiebenSat.1 Media chief executive officer (CEO), Thomas Ebeling, is due to leave the company after its next annual press conference on February 22, 2018. Ebeling’s term of employment was due to run until mid-2019, but ProSiebenSat.1 said he had already informed the company that he would not be available for a further contract renewal. The […]

Liberty Global appoints Nair as CEO of LatAm

Liberty Global’s chief technology and innovation officer, Balan Nair, is set to become president and CEO of Liberty’s Latin American and Caribbean arm once it is spun off. Liberty Global said Nair will remain in his current role until its LatAm operation is split-off into a separate public company, which is expected to take place […]

Microsoft CEO: mixed reality to transform collaboration

New technologies like virtual and augmented reality could fundamentally transform collaboration and teamwork, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite event in Orlando, Florida yesterday, Nadella used Ford as one example of a company that is using mixed reality (MR) to help in its design and engineering processes, and hinted at the […]

TF1 chief confident of striking retrans deal

TF1 Group CEO Gilles Pélisson is confident that the French commercial broadcaster will be able to strike a deal with the country’s telecom operators to secure re-transmission payments. In an interview with Le Figaro, Pélission said that the broadcaster was engaged in discussions in “a constructive way” with the operators, offering to bring new services […]

New chief executive for Greek pubcaster

The Greek government has appointed Vassilis Costopoulis as the new CEO of public broadcaster ERT. Costopoulis, a lawyer, was director of ERT’s legal department from 1988-93. While at the pubcaster, he served as a member of the permanent legal committee and the specialised legal committee on European Affairs at the EBU and was deputy member […]

Tele Columbus appoints Sunrise exec as new CEO

Tele Columbus has appointed the chief commercial officer of Swiss telecoms provider Sunrise as its new CEO. Timm Degenhardt is due to join the German cable operator on August 14, taking from current chief executive Ronny Verhelst, who is stepping down for personal reasons. Verhelst, who has been Tele Columbus’ CEO and chairman for almost seven […]

Vimeo names new CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform and operating business of IAC, has appointed Anjali Sud as chief executive officer. Sud was previously general manager and senior vice president of Vimeo’s flagship creator business. She has taken over the role from Vimeo’s interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains chief executive of IAC. Levin had taken on the […]