Chief content officer

Netflix VP Sean Carey joins Iflix

Asian Netflix rival, Iflix, has poached the US streaming giant’s vice-president of global television, Sean Carey. Carey joins Iflix as chief content officer, based in Los Angeles, and brings more than 20 years of digital media experience to the role. He takes up the new role after more than five years at Netflix, where, most […]

Ex-YouTube Canada boss, Avalon exec join Blue Ant

Fast-growing channel, production and distribution business Blue Ant Media has hired former YouTube Canada boss David Brown to run MCN Omnia Media, and added an Avalon comedy exec to oversee content for the digital channels operator. Brown will be CEO of gaming- and DIY-focused YouTube channel operator Omnia, which was fully acquired by Blue Ant […]

Tricolor content chief predicts 2015 UHD channel launches

Russia and several other countries will see the launch of the first “full-scale 4K channels in 2015,” according to Mikhail Goryachev, chief content officer of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor. In an interview with DTVE, Goryachev said that he believes that Ultra HD implementation on a mass scale is “unavoidable” and that pay TV providers […]

MultiChoice hires former Viacom exec as content chief

MultiChoice Africa has appointed former Viacom, Virgin Media and Channel 4 executive David Booth as its chief content officer.  Booth, who joined the Naspers-owned pay TV operator in February, was previously doing consulting work following a six year stint at Viacom – first as vice-president of programming at MTV networks UK and Ireland, then as […]

Turner hires Disney’s Patricia Hidalgo

Turner has hired Patricia Hidalgo as its chief content officer, EMEA, filling a role vacated by Michael Carrington earlier this year. Hidalgo joins from Disney where she was vice-president, content and programming strategy. Hidalgo is the second senior executive to swap Disney for Turner in recent months after Giorgio Stock joined the Time Warner-backed company […]