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Cisneros promotes pay TV chief

Cosme Lopez

Venezuelan group Cisneros Media has promoted Cosme Lopez to oversee its worldwide pay TV operations. Lopez will be senior VP and general manager of pay… Read more

Imagine Communications names sales manager

Edo van der Gaag

Video technology provider Imagine Communications has named Edo van der Gaag as regional sales manager for Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Amsterdam-based Van der Gaag… Read more

Scripps hires Discovery’s Luff to run EMEA

Phillip Luff

Lifestyle channels operator Scripps Networks Interactive has brought in Discovery executive Phillip Luff to run its EMEA business. As managing director, Scripps Networks UK &… Read more

Street replaces Kavanagh at BBC Daytime

Jo Street

Jo Street has been named acting controller, daytime, at UK pubcaster the BBC following Damian Kavanagh’s switch to BBC Three digital controller. Street is currently… Read more

Ofcom names new chief executive

Sharon White

Ofcom has appointed Sharon White as its chief executive. White joins from the UK Treasury where she is second permanent secretary. She will start in… Read more

CNBC hires Sky News International exec

Sian-Elin Davies

News channel CNBC has hired Sky News International head of distribution Sian-Elin Davies as director of pay TV distribution for CNBC International. Davies will join… Read more

BBC Worldwide names global programming and acquisitions boss

Jon Farrar

BBC Worldwide has appointed Jon Farrar to a new role, giving him responsibility for global programming and acquisitions. In the newly-created senior VP, global programming… Read more

New appointments at Viacom international channels

Michael Armstrong

Viacom has upped several of senior channel execs at its international channels, appointing a new boss for the BET, Paramount and Spike channels, and creating… Read more

Kavanagh named BBC Three online chief

Damian Kavanagh

Damian Kavanagh has been named as head of the new-look, online-only BBC Three. Kavanagh, currently controller of BBC Daytime at the UK pubcaster the BBC,… Read more

New development chief for Comedy Central

Joe McVey

Comedy Central has named Joe McVey as head of development. McVey, whose appointment is effective immediately and who will report to into Lourdes Diaz, vice-president,… Read more