TV ratings start-up TVbeat appoints former TalkTalk TV director

Former TalkTalk and MTG executive Laurence Miall-d’Août has been appointed CEO of London-based TVbeat – a start-up that provides big data and real-time television ratings. Miall-d’Août brings more than 18 years of corporate experience to the role, including 12 years in broadcasting. She was recently director of TV at UK operator TalkTalk, where she led […]

Tele2 Netherlands appoints Virgin Media’s Dodds as CEO

Sweden-based European teleco Tele2 has appointed Virgin Media’s former chief marketing officer, Jeff Dodds, as the new CEO of Tele2 Netherlands.  Dodds becomes executive vice president and CEO of the Dutch asset, replacing acting CEO Ernst-Jan van Rooijen who resumes his role as chief financial officer of Tele2 Netherlands. Dodds joins after five years at Virgin […]

Profmedia names Khanumyan as new chief

Russian broadcaster and media company Profmedia has named former Sistema Mass Media president Vladimir Khanumyan as its new chief executive. Khanumyan replaces Olga Paskina, who is leaving the company. Gazprom Media agreed to acquire Profmedia – which operates TV channels TV3, Pyatnitsa and 2 x 2, and online service, and which  also formerly held […]

Inview appoints former Thomson set-top chief to board

UK hybrid TV technology provider Inview Technology has appointed former Thomson set-top division CEO Koen Van Driel to its board.  “This is an exciting new challenge for me,” said Van Driel. “Inview Technology has over 15 years of TV industry expertise and offers a wide range of interactive broadcast and IP services, with its lightweight […]

Belgacom appoints new CEO

The Belgian government has appointed the executive vice-president of Belgacom’s consumer business unit, Dominique Leroy, as the telco’s new CEO.  The move comes after the government, which is the majority owner of Belgacom, ousted previous boss Didier Bellens in November, claiming it had lost confidence in Bellens due to his “repeated criticism” of the authorities. Leroy […]

Former BBC Worldwide exec takes Zodiak Rights CEO job

Former Disney and BBC Worldwide sales boss Steve Macallister has been appointed CEO of Zodiak Rights and will replace Matthew Frank who is leaving the distributor. Matthew Frank’s departure follows that of his brother, David, who left last October as Zodiak Media CEO and was replaced by Marc Antoine D’Halluin. Macallister joins Zodiak next week. […]

Web firms to benefit most from 4K, says Netflix CEO

Ultra High Definition, also known as 4K, will benefit online firms before traditional broadcasters, with the technology still years away from being deployed by cable and satellite firms, according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Speaking in an interview with the BBC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Hastings said that 4K was shaping […]

RTL Croatia boss to leave for Studio Hamburg

Long-serving RTL executive and CEO of RTL Hrvatska (RTL Croatia), Johannes Züll, is leaving to take the chief executive role at German production company Studio Hamburg.  A spokesman for RTL confirmed to DTVE that a Züll is due to leave for Studio Hamburg, but said that he will remain in his current post until a […]

Discovery extends CEO Zaslav’s contract

Discovery Communications has extended the contract of president and CEO David Zaslav to the end of the decade. Zaslav’s new deal lasts until December 31, 2019 and makes him a “significant long-term shareholder”, according to the pay TV channel operator. The executive joined Discovery in January 2007 and took it fully public a year later. […]

Deutsche Telekom CFO takes over top job

Deutsche Telekom’s chief financial officer (CFO) Timotheus Höttges has taken over from outgoing CEO René Obermann.  The transition, which was first announced a year ago, came into effect from January 1, with Obermann moving to take the CEO job at Dutch cable operator Ziggo. Thomas Dannenfeldt, Deutsche Telekom’s managing director, finance and controlling, responsible for […]