Patuano to exit Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia has confirmed that it is in talks with CEO Marco Patuano over the terms of the latter’s departure, following weeks of speculation over his future. Responding to a request by market regulator Consob, Telecom Italia confirmed that “negotiations are ongoing with the chief executive officer aimed at the definition of an agreement – […]

Combes hails ‘dream team’ as new SFR CEO named

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has named Michel Paulin as its new CEO. Paulin was previously chief executive at Morocco’s second largest operator, Méditel. He also previously served as CEO at French operator Neuf Cegetel, latterly absorbed into SFR. Paulin will head up the new executive committee announced by Altice COO Michel Combes last week. […]

TiVo ups CFO Chopra to interim CEO

TiVo has named chief financial officer (CFO) Naveen Chopra as interim CEO, taking from outgoing chief exec Tom Rogers at the end of the month. Chopra, who has been at TiVo since 2003, is due to take up the interim role on January 30, as Rogers steps down to become non-executive chairman of the board. […]

BT Openreach CEO steps down

The CEO of BT Openreach, Joe Garner, has announced he is stepping down to become chief executive of building society Nationwide. Garner, who became CEO of BT’s local access network division in February 2014, is expected to take up his new post next spring after handing over to his successor – who BT said “will […]

TF1 appoints new CEO

France’s biggest commercial broadcast group, TF1, has revealed Gilles Pélisson will succeed Nonce Paolini as CEO. Paolini’s term as chairman and CEO ends in the first quarter of next year and TF1 said Pélisson will take over in February, 2016. “The board of directors thanks Nonce Paolini most sincerely for his nine years at the […]

Eutelsat CEO to step down, ex-Canal+ chief named as successor

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen will step down in March 2016 and be succeeded by former Canal+ chief executive Rodolphe Belmer, the satellite operator has confirmed. De Rosen, who turns 65 next year, will remain non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Eutelsat until the end of his current mandate in November 2016. Belmer, […]

New HEVC patent pool outlines royalty pricing, names CEO

HEVC Advance, the new patent pool for intellectual property rights holders that have contributed to the new H.265 compression standard, has announced royalty pricing and a new CEO. 4K TV makers would pay HEVC Advance royalties of US$1.50  a unit, while makers of other devices including set-top boxes and Blu-ray players would pay US$1.10 a […]

Vodafone’s Humm to quit in European management restructure

Vodafone Europe CEO Phlipp Humm is to leave the group as part of a wider restructuring its European management organisation, with chiefs of the four largest European markets to report direct to Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao. Effective from October 1, Hannes Ametsreiter in Germany, Aldo Bisio in Italy, Jeroen Hoencamp in the UK and Antonio […]

Magine appoints Goyal as new CEO

Cloud TV service Magine TV has upped president and chief operating officer, Ambuj Goyal, to the CEO role. Goyal, who has also been a member of the Magine board since May 2014, will take over from Mattias Hjelmstedt, who will continue to serve on the board. Goyal took on president and COO duties at Magine […]

Canal+ ejects Belmer, ups Saada to CEO role

Canal+ has relieved CEO Rodolphe Belmer of his duties and named EVP and head of pay TV Maxime Saada as his replacement with immediate effect. Canal+ has also raised chief financial officer Grégoire Castaing to the group’s management board, which now comprises, Saada, Castaing and Canal+ president Bertrand Méheut. Belmer was previously viewed as being […]

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