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Turner hires SBS Discovery exec as Nordic programming boss

Karin Lindström

Turner has recruited Karin Lindström as program director of its entertainment channels in the Nordic region. The duties covered by the role were previously handled… Read more

TV4 Group names head of new business

Carola Lundell

Sweden’s TV4 Group has named Carola Lundell as head of new business, effective from August 25. Lundell will be charged to identifying and driving new… Read more

Canal+ reorganises thematic channels under former France 3 chief

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French pay TV operator Canal+ has named former France Télévisions executive Thierry Langlois as head of its thematic channels, occupying a new post that groups… Read more

Trace names African COO

Sports and music pay TV channels provider Trace has named a COO for its African operations. Victor Bannerman-Chedid will work alongside Trace’s existing management in… Read more

Sunrise appoints 20th Century Fox exec as commercial chief

Marcus Naef

Swiss service provider Sunrise has appointed former 20th Century Fox executive Markus Naef as its new chief commercial officer, business. Naef, who became country manager… Read more

Sony closes CSC deal and names western Europe channels chief

Kate Marsh

Sony Pictures Television has closed its deal for the CSC channels group and handed Kate Marsh an expanded role running its pay TV channels in… Read more

Akado names legal affairs chief

Russian cable operator Akado has named Yevgenia Shteglova as director of legal affairs. Shteglova will be charged with ensuring compliance with local and national regulations,… Read more

Ofcom names new Northern Ireland advisory members

UK regulator Ofcom has named three new members to its advisory committee for Northern Ireland. Fiona Boyle, Paul Wilson and Sharon O’Connor will take up… Read more

Maker sibling co-founders exit

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Lisa and Ben Donovan, the siblings that co-founded multichannel network Maker Studios, have exited the company. None of the original founders are now with the… Read more

IBM exec named as president of Magine TV

Ambuj Goyal

OTT TV provider Magine TV has named Ambuj Goyal as the company’s president and COO. A member of the Magine TV board since May 2014,… Read more