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Virgin Media hires new content chief

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UK pay TV provider Virgin Media has hired a former content chief at BT TV as it pushes further into original and exclusive programming, DTVE… Read more

BBC Worldwide names CEE chief

Salim Mukaddam

BBC Worldwide has named Salim Mukaddam as its CEE boss, overseeing its channels business and programme sales in the region. Mukaddam has been upped at… Read more

Euskaltel shareholders approve changes

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Spanish cable operator Euskaltel’s general shareholders meeting has approved the re-election of Alberto García Erauzkin as executive chairman and Francisco Arteche as its new CEO.… Read more

Heidrick & Struggles hires industry veteran Pollock

Simon Pollock

Executive search outfit Heidrick & Struggles has hired TV industry veteran Simon Pollock to develop the firm’s media and entertainment practice.  Pollock was most recently… Read more

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg steps down

Hans Vestberg

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has stepped down as president, CEO and member of the board of directors with immediate effect. Executive vice-president and chief financial… Read more

NBCUniversal hires BBC Worldwide exec

David Gibbons

NBCUniversal has hired David Gibbons, the former BBC Worldwide COO. He will be senior VP, international operations and technology at the international arm of the… Read more

Management changes at RTÉ and TV3

Dermot Horan

RTÉ’s director of production and acquisitions, Dermot Horan, has become interim managing director of television at the Irish pubcaster after the exit of two senior… Read more

Altice unveils media organisation

Altice

Cable, telecom and media group Altice has formally unveiled the structure of its new media and content organisation, led by Alain Weill as CEO. Altice… Read more

Former BBC exec Shillinglaw joins Endemol Shine

Kim Shillinglaw

Former BBC Two and Four chief Kim Shillinglaw has been appointed director of factual at Endemol Shine UK. Shillinglaw left the BBC earlier this year… Read more

Discovery makes Olympic appointments in Italy

Luigi Filippo Ecuba

Discovery Italia has named Luigi Filippo Ecuba as senior director-sport, and has hired Luca Corsolini as Olympic senior consultant. Ecuba, who will be based in… Read more

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