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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

Thinkbox appoints Channel 5 exec as research director

Matt Hill edit

UK marketing body for commercial TV, Thinkbox, has appointed Channel 5’s head of planning and insight, Matt Hill, as its research and planning director.  Hill… Read more

FremantleMedia hires branded content chief

Samantha Glynne

FremantleMedia has hired Samantha Glynne as vice president, branded entertainment, to spearhead a push into branded content. She is tasked with driving the producer and… Read more

SeaChange appoints new CEO

Jay Samit

Video technology provider SeaChange International has appointed former president of social chat service ooVoo, Jay Samit, as its new chief executive officer (CEO).  Samit, who was… Read more

Scripps appoints Discovery veteran as European programming boss

Katharina Feistauer

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has appointed long-time Discovery Networks International executive, Katharina Feistauer, as its vice president of programming. Feistauer will take up her… Read more

Wrenn leaves CNN for Facebook

Nick Wrenn

CNN veteran Nick Wrenn has left the Turner-owned news channel to join social network Facebook. He will be head of media partnerships for the EMEA… Read more

Numericable’s Denoyer likely to be post-acquisition SFR chief

Eric Denoyer

Eric Denoyer, the current CEO of French cable operator Numericable, will take over as chief executive of the combined entity after his company’s takeover of… Read more

Ofcom makes content board appointment

UK broadcast regulator has appointed Philip Schlesinger, a professor in cultural policy at the University of Glasgow, to its content board to represent the interests… Read more

BBC Worldwide appoints finance director for Australia, New Zealand

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has appointed the chief financial officer of mobile phone retailer AMT Group, Tim Curry, as its new director of… Read more

Current Oi and former PT chief Bava resigns

Zeinal Bava

Zeinal Bava, the CEO of Brazilian telco Oi, and the former Portugal Telecom chief executive, has resigned his position. Bava had been subject to criticism… Read more