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Executives leave as Xbox Studios winds down

Nancy Tellem

Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin have left Xbox Entertainment Studios, the content division launched, and subsequently scrapped, by software giant Microsoft. Microsoft said the Xbox… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat’s Libicki quits over differences in implementation of strategy

Dominik Libicki

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s president Dominik Libicki has resigned over differences in implementing the group’s strategy. Libicki is departing after 20 years with… Read more

Rich Ross exits Shine, lands at Discovery

Rich Ross

Rich Ross has left Shine amid a restructure at the enlarged production and distribution group and joined Discovery Channel. He will be president of Discovery Channel. Based… Read more

MTG names Scandi content chief

Morten Mogensen

Modern Times Group’s Danish programme director has been promoted to chief content officer for the broadcaster’s free TV channels across Scandinavia. Morten Mogensen takes on… Read more

New commercial director for Orion Express

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Russian pay TV operator Orion Express has named Sergey Stavropoltsev, until recently the acting CEO of pay TV leader Tricolor TV, as commercial director. Stavropoltsev’s… Read more

Baltcom names Piller as chairman

Andras Piller

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has named a new chairman and separately launched a new multiscreen service. Baltcom has named András Piller, formerly CEO of Hungarian… Read more

Liberty Global unifies Swiss and Austrian teams, names customer chief

Frank Zelger

Liberty Global is creating a unified management team for its Austria and Swiss operations, appointing Frank Zelger to the new post of chief customer officer.… Read more

UnitymediaKabelBW names retail chief

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator UnitymediaKabelBW has named Holger Schmieding as head of retail. Schmieding will be responsible for management of UnitymediaKabelBW’s retail operations and… Read more

Fairbairn exits as Scripps takes channels in-house

Kathy Fairbairn, the director of programming for Food Network and Fine Living and the former JimJam boss, has exited AMC Networks after the channels’ owner,… Read more

ITU names Zhao as next secretary-general

Houlin Zhao

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea has elected Houlin Zhao as the organisation’s next secretary-general. Chinese national Zhao, who won the election unopposed, will… Read more