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Telenet names new strategy chief

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Dieter Nieuwdorp as senior vice-president, strategy and corporate development. Nieuwdorp, who will take up his new post… Read more

Access names Foster as COO

Digital and online TV platform specialist Access has promoted Neale Foster to the post of chief operating officer, Access Europe. Foster will retain his previous… Read more

Shazam names former NBCUniversal exec to board

Content recognition app provider Shazam has named former NBCUniversal executive Lauren Zalaznick to its board. Zalaznick, who served as executive vice-president at NBCUniversal and also… Read more

Netia names new president

Polish service provider Netia has named Adam Sawicki as president, replacing Mirosław Godlewski. Sawicki will take up his post on April 22. He is currently… Read more

AMC/Sundance promotes Frazier in EMEA

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has promoted Italy-based executive Marco Frazier to senior VP, global distribution, EMEA. This will see him in charge of distribution of AMC/Sundance… Read more

Sky Atlantic poaches BBC Three’s Zai Bennett

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett is leaving the UK pubcaster to become director of Sky Atlantic. The news comes after the BBC announced that youth-skewing… Read more

CME appointments chairman, new board members

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has appointed John K. Billock as chairman, at the same time as adding three additional directors to the board. Billock… Read more

Nat Geo’s Owens to leave

National Geographic Channels president Howard Owens is leaving the factual channel in June. The Nat Geo boss will leave in June having been in charge… Read more

TV4 hires E4 and More4 chief Stallwood

Karolina Stallwood

Swedish pay and free TV broadcaster TV4 has named Channel 4 executive Karolina Stallwood as channel head for its TV4 Film, TV4 Gold and TV4… Read more

Turner overhaul continues with Koonin exit

Changes at the top of Turner Broadcasting System continue apace with Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin exiting for a new role. The 14-year Turner… Read more