Managing director

BBC’s Ralph Rivera takes Eurosport digital role

Discovery Communications has appointed the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, to the newly created position of managing director, Eurosport Digital. Rivera is due to take up the London-based role on September 26 and will be tasked with leading the expansion of Eurosport’s digital businesses – which includes sports news site and subscription-based, over-the-top […]

Former Channel 4 research head joins Digital-i

Channel 4’s former controller of audience and insight, Claire Grimmond, has joined media research specialist, Digital-i, as managing director.  With the hire, Digital-i said it plans to launch a new analytics and consultancy division, to respond to the increased consumption of video-on-demand and over-the-top content on multiple screens and platforms. The new Digital-i division is […]

BBC Studios appoints new MD

BBC Studios and Post Production has appointed chief operating officer, David Conway, as its new managing director.  Conway’s promotion follows the announcement earlier this month that chief executive Anna Mallett is moving, taking up a role that will see her devise a blueprint for a more commercial BBC Production. Conway has been COO of BBC […]

Freesat MD Emma Scott to step down

The managing director of Freesat, Emma Scott, is due to step down at the end of the year, departing after seven years in charge of the UK free-to-air satellite service provider. Announcing her move, Scott said that she would “seek new challenges in the digital media industries.” Alistair Thom, Freesat’s finance director and company secretary, […]

Videology ups product head to new UK MD role

Video ad platform Videology has upped global product head Rich Astley to the new position of managing director, UK, following “rapid European expansion.” Astley will be responsible for driving business development and will report to Anne de Kerckhove, managing director, EMEA. Videology said that “the new role underscores the importance of the UK market to […]

UPC Poland appoints O2 Slovakia CEO

Liberty Global has appointed O2 Slovakia CEO Ramiro Lafarga Brollo as managing director of UPC Poland. Brollo will take up his new role on July 1 after and replaces Simon Boyd who retired in late 2013. He will take responsibility for all the day-to-day running of UPC Poland and joins after spending three years in […]

Discovery names Turnbull Fatafeat boss

Discovery Networks International has appointed Hearst Magazines director Amanda Turnbull as managing director of its Middle Eastern food channel, Fatafeat. Turnbull will lead the pay TV channel from this morning and be responsible for its strategic and operational management, as well as being the primary point of contact for day-to-day business development. This comes after […]

Blinkbox co-founder takes on expanded role

Blinkbox co-founder Adrian Letts has been appointed managing director of the Tesco-owned business’ movie and TV store, focussed on driving this side of the service.  Letts, who set up Blinkbox in 2006 before selling to Tesco in 2006, takes the new role alongside his existing position as COO of the broader Blinkbox Group business – […]