HomeGrid Forum names new president

Home networking standards outfit the HomeGrid Forum has named Leonard Dauphinee as its new president. Dauphinee is vice-president and chief technology officer at MaxLinear, responsible for the roadmap of its broadband business. At the HomeGrid Forum he replaces Donna Yasay VP of business development at Marvell Semiconductor, who is stepping down after two years in […]

TVN Media names new board president

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster, TVN, has appointed Piotr Tyborowicz as president of the board of its sales subsidiary, TVN Media. Tyborowicz, who heads TVN’s ad sales division, takes over from TVN CEO and managing director, Jim Samples, who will now head the firm’s supervisory board. At the same time TVN appointed Piotr Korycki as vice-president […]

Philippot re-elected as EBU president

Jean-Paul Philippot of Belgian broadcaster RTBF has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the organisation’s 76th General Assembly in Bečići, Montenegro. Philippot, who has been president since 2009, will serve for another two years before ending his presidency in 2018. Monica Maggioni of Italy’s RAI, who […]

Chernin’s OTT firm names president

OTT investment business Otter Media has upped Sarah Harden to president. Otter was formed last year as a joint venture between former Fox and News Corp. boss Peter Chernin’s company and telco giant AT&T. It was set up with US$500 million to invest in OTT and online platforms and content businesses. Harden has been upped […]

MTV poaches Discovery exec as Friedman exits

US cable channel MTV has a new president following the exit of previous incumbent Stephen Friedman, who is leaving the Viacom business after 18 years. MTV has drafted in Discovery Communications executive Sean Atkins to take on the post, as changes at Viacom’s domestic cable business continue following a major company-wide restructure. He will oversee […]

New France Télévisions boss sets out her stall

France Télévisions president-to-be Delphine Ernotte-Cunci intends to focus on enabling the broadcaster to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining its core public service values, with a strong emphasis on decentralisation, according to the strategic plan she submitted as part of her application for the job, which has now been made publicly available by regulator the […]

New chief for Netia

Polish service provider Netia has named Adam Sawicki as its new president, replacing Mirosław Godlewski, who is due to leave at the end of this month.  Sawicki, who will take up his new post on June 2, was previously vice-preisdent of corporate affairs at metals group KGHM Polska Miedź. Godlewski is stepping down after seven […]

Silberwasser named Telemundo president

Former Discovery Network International content boss Luis Silberwasser has re-emerged as the new president of Spanish-language programming giant Telemundo. Silberwasser left his role as executive VP and chief content officer at Discovery Communications’ global programming arm last month, along with Julian Bellamy, who soon re-emerged as head of ITV Studios in the UK. Silberwasser will […]

Alticast names industry veteran as EMEA chief

Interactive TV technology specialist Alticast has named former Technicolor and Alcatel-Lucent executive Tiaan Schutte as the president of its unit for the EMEA region, based in Amsterdam. Schutte, who has served in executive positions at Irdeto and NCube as well as Alcatel-Lucent and Technicolor, was most recently with Three Media Associates. Tiaan brings a wealth […]

Verimatrix names Oetegenn as president

Content security provider Verimatrix has named chief sales and marketing officer Steve Oetegenn as the company’s new president.  According to Verimatrix, the appointment will enable Oetegenn to play a more strategic role in its continued growth as more large digital video operators are transitioning to an IP-centric network infrastructure. As president, he will also continue […]