Net Insight COO to step down

The chief operations officer (COO) of Net Insight, Maria Hellström, is set to leave the Swedish technology company in March 2019. In a statement, Net Insight said that Hellström is leaving to take a new assignment as CEO at a Swedish consulting firm and that the process of finding her replacement has begun. “Maria has […]

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 […]

ITV finance director to step down after 10 years

ITV’s chief operating officer and group finance director, Ian Griffiths, has announced he will retire from the UK broadcaster in the next 12 months. Griffiths joined ITV as finance director in September 2008 and took on additional COO duties in April 2017. He will stay on until a successor is appointed, with the search for his […]

Globecast ups Sylvain Merle to COO

Globecast has upped chief technology officer (CTO) Sylvain Merle to chief operating officer (COO), replacing Philippe Fort who is retiring after 16 years at the company. The move marks a swift promotion for Merle, who joined the company earlier this year from BeIN Media Group, where he was technical director. “With Sylvain’s extensive experience in […]

Nokia replaces chief operating officer

Nokia’s chief operating officer (COO) Monika Maurer is leaving the company and will be replaced by long-standing Nokia executive Joerg Erlemeier. Nokia said in a statement that Maurer, who has held the COO role since April of this year, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave “to pursue new opportunities outside the […]

Inmarsat appoints Rolls-Royce exec as COO

Satellite operator Inmarsat has appointed Rolls-Royce executive Jason Smith to the role of chief operations officer (COO). Smith replaces Ruy Pinto, who is leaving after a long career at the company to pursue new interests, according to Inmarsat. He joins from Rolls-Royce where he was most recently president of the group’s nuclear business. Before that he […]

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 […]

COO promoted as Viacom creates indie director role

Viacom’s COO, Thomas Dooley, has been handed a new contract following the news the US media giant had created a new lead independent director role. Dooley, also Viacom’s senior executive VP, is now contracted with Viacom until December 31, 2018. His previous deal was due to finish at the end of the year, having been […]

BBC appoints new BBC England COO

The BBC has appointed its former controller of news production, Jenny Baxter, as the new chief operating officer for BBC England.   Baxter will take over from Alice Webb, who becomes director of BBC Children’s next month, and will be responsible for BBC activities from its three key non-London bases in Salford, Birmingham and Bristol. […]