EasyJet boss McCall named ITV CEO

The CEO of low-cost carrier EasyJet, Carolyn McCall, is to become chief executive of leading UK commercial broadcaster ITV. McCall emerged as frontrunner to succeed Adam Crozier earlier this month, and an announcement this morning confirmed her appointment. “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in […]

EasyJet chief ‘favourite for ITV CEO job’

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall is likely to become CEO of UK broadcaster ITV, according to a report. The former chief executive of The Guardian Media Group has been interviewed along with former STV boss Rob Woodward and Paul Geddes of insurance company Direct Line. However, the Guardian claims McCall is in the driving seat, quoting […]

Rakuten-owned Viki names new CEO

Rakuten-owned streaming service Viki has upped its senior vice-president of partnerships and programming, Joanne Waage, to CEO. Waage, who has led the company’s content and business development strategy for two years, takes over from previous chief executive Tammy H. Nam, who remains an advisor to both Viki and Rakuten. “I’m thrilled to be assuming the […]

RTL finds Habets successor in Netherlands

European broadcaster RTL Group has found a successor for Bert Habets at its Dutch operation. Sven Sauvé has been promoted after former RTL Nederland chief executive Habets was recently upped to co-CEO of the wider RTL business. Sauvé, who is currently COO of RTL Nederland, will take over as CEO of the Dutch business on […]

Ex-Shine chief Mahon to lead Channel 4

Former Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon has landed the CEO post at UK broadcaster Channel 4. She will succeed current incumbent David Abraham in the autumn after winning a competitive interview process. Mahon is currently chief executive of UK-based visual effects company The Foundry, but is best known in TV circles as the final CEO […]

Ex-Fox Networks chief to lead Sony

Former Fox Networks Group chief Tony Vinciquerra has been named CEO and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The veteran executive lead Rupert Murdoch’s TV networks empire in the US for a decade before exiting in January 2011, and at Sony will succeed Michael Lynton. He had flown out to Japan to meet the firm’s top-level […]

Fox CEO Murdoch: Sky deal ‘on track’

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has claimed his company’s £11.7 billion takeover of European pay TV giant Sky remains on course. The deal is currently under investigation in the UK, with an Ofcom inquiry not ending until after the general election on June 23. With Fox under fire in the US over the conduct […]

AT&T CEO: Time Warner deal ‘moving along as expected’

Time Warner’s proposed merger with AT&T is “moving along as expected”. The chairman and CEO of US telecoms giant AT&T, Randall Stephenson, told analysts on an investor call his firm was “working closely” with the US Department of Justice to ensure the deal went ahead, and that progress had been made. AT&T announced it had […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger to stay on until 2019

Bob Iger has signed a year-extension to remain chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company for another year. The deal means Iger will stay in his post until July 2, 2019, and further postpones Disney making a call on his long-term successor. ABC owner Disney has been searching for Iger’s replacement for a significant […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: consolidation needed to justify Euro 5G investment

Realising the 5G vision in Europe will be extremely challenging because of the amount of money required to build the networks and supporting infrastructure, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Fries said: “The one thing that I think will prevent Europe from realising this 5G […]