Chief operating officer


Eleven Sports appoints chief operating officer

Eleven Sports upped its managing director for Belgium and Luxembourg, Anouk Mertens, to group chief operating officer (COO). In her new role, Mertens will manage budgets in all areas, review market performances and seek operational efficiencies across the group. She will continue her MD duties in Belgium and Luxembourg. “Having spent the last three years […]

Channel 4 appoints chief operating officer

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed the appointment of Keith Underwood as its new chief operating officer. Underwood took on the role in March while a full recruitment process took place and has position has now been made official. He was previously Channel 4’s director of strategy and technology. As COO Underwood will lead the Channel […]

Channel 4 announces new executive roles

Channel 4 has created a number of new executive roles – including chief operating officer and chief product officer – as part of a shakeup of the broadcaster’s top positions. The chief product officer will spearhead the UK broadcaster’s push into new digital areas and will also take responsibility for online service All 4. The […]

Rovi appoints former Ericsson exec to oversee TiVo integration

Rovi has appointed former Ericsson executive, Pete Thompson, as its new chief operating officer to oversee the integration of TiVo. Thompson, who was senior vice president of Ericsson’s Mediaroom Business Group before he leaving the company in 2015, will report to Rovi’s president and CEO, Tom Carson. Based in TiVo’s office in San Jose, Thomson […]

A+E Networks UK hires RTL exec for COO post

Dean Possenniskie’s first major moves since taking over at A+E Networks UK are the appointment of a COO and the promotion of Heather Jones to senior VP, content and creative. Possenniskie replaced Tom Davidson as managing director for the A+E Networks business in Europe last month, and has now named RTL Netherlands executive Nicolas Eglau […]