Discovery hires BBC business boss

Discovery Networks Western Europe has poached Dominic Coles, the BBC’s business operations boss, to become its COO and CFO. Coles has for the past two years overseen operations and finances for the UK pubcaster’s £1 billion-plus business. He now takes on a similar post at Discovery Networks International’s western Europe business, which comprises the UK, […]

Doug Baker takes on wider Discovery role

Discovery has added the COO position to Doug Baker’s current CFO role at its international business. Baker is now COO and CFO at Discovery Networks International, reporting to recently appointed DNI president JB Perrette and Discovery Communications CFO Andrew Warren. He will continue to handle the financial management of the DNI business as well as […]

Rovi appoints former Arris exec Burke as COO

Rovi has appointed former Motorola Home and Arris executive John Burke as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Burke is due to take up his new role this week and has been tasked with leading Rovi’s business groups in discovery technologies – overseeing product management, engineering, professional services and the CTO office. He will […]

Fox International Channels poaches pay TV exec for Europe

Fox International Channels Southern Europe and Africa has appointed Vera Pinto Pereira to become its COO. The job is a new role. Based in FIC’s Lisbon office, Pinto Pereira will work on developing new business opportunities and maintaining existing affiliate partner relationships. She will report into FIC Southern Europe and Africa’s executive VP Adam Theiler […]

Telenet’s Vorstermans to leave

Telenet chief operating officer Jan Vorstermans is to leave the company at the end of July after more than 10 years with the Belgian cable operator.  Vorstersmans, whose departure follows that of long-serving Telenet CEO Duco Sickhinghe in March, plans to use his experience to assist young entrepreneurs in their start-up phase via his own […]