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eOne brings in CMT exec for alternative

Entertainment One Television has hired Julia Silverton from US cable channel CMT as senior VP, development of alternative programming. Based out of LA, she will lead development efforts for a unit whose shows include the recently-announced Fuse series The Hollywood Puppet Show (WT). Silverton (pictured) joins from Viacom’s CMT, where she was VP, development, ushering […]

Viacom’s Armstrong to oversee int’l sales

Viacom International Media Networks has handed oversight on international programme and affiliate sales to BET and Spike’s non-US chief, Michael D. Armstrong. He will remain in command of the development of the BET, Spike and Paramount Channels internationally in his new post as executive VP and general manager, revenue and emerging brands for Viacom’s international […]

Endemol Shine France COO named

The soon-to-launch Endemol Shine France will have Delphine Cazaux as its directrice générale. Cazaux (pictured) is currently COO and head of production at Endemol France, which makes up one of two French prodcos merging to create the new Endemol Shine Group-owned company. The directrice générale position is similar to what English-language businesses would refer to […]

Gardner to landscape Paramount Network

TV Land development executive Brad Gardner has landed a promotion, and will work on original programming for upcoming US general entertainment channel Paramount Network. Gardner is currently senior VP of development and original programming at second tier Viacom cable channel TV Land, and has now added the soon-to-launch Paramount Network to his duties. His boss, […]

Habets replacing Schäferkordt as RTL CEO

Anke Schäferkordt is stepping down as co-CEO of RTL Group, with the pan-European broadcaster’s Dutch boss Bert Habets filling her role. Schäferkordt will remain in charge of RTL Deutschland, the group’s largest operation, while RTL Nederland chief Habets will step into the chief exec role, working alongside existing co-CEO Guillaume de Posch, who remains in […]

Curwin leaves Garden but remains with ITV

Nick Curwin is exiting is role as co-CEO of The Garden, but will remain with the UK prodco’s parent, ITV Studios, after signing a new deal. His new role means Garden co-founder and co-chef exec Magnus Temple becomes sole CEO, after he agreed to an “indefinite extension” to his existing deal. This comes four years […]

Viacom rebuild continues with new appointments

Bob Bakish’s restructuring of US media giant Viacom has continued with appointment of a music programming chief, general managers for Comedy Central and TV Land, and an original series producer at VH1. Bakish has been marking his stamp on the troubled company since becoming president and CEO, focusing efforts around core brands, and building bridges […]

Bommel handed NATPE top job

J.P. Bommel has been named president and CEO of US-based producers TV NATPE. The former Reed MIDEM executive has been with NATPE since August 2015, when he joined as COO and managing director, effectively replacing Rod Perth. Bommel will now focus on creating “365-day-a-year experiences for members”, expanding the NATPE Budapest Market and Content Summit […]

Turner ups Meraz & hires from NBCU

US media group Turner has promoted buyer Valerie Meraz to a senior VP role, and hired a talent exec from NBCUniversal-owned SVOD platform Fandango. Valerie Meraz (pictured) has been upped from VP, programme acquisitions to SVP, content acquisitions and strategy for the TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies and SVOD […]

New president at Bell as Turcke exits for NFL

Randy Lennox is the new president of Canadian broadcast giant Bell Media following the exit of Mary Anne Turcke for American football organisation the NFL. Turcke has become the NFL’s president of digital media and NFL Network after nearly two years as president, and twelve overall at BCE, parent of Bell Media. She had taken […]