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Pollak promoted at Electus

John Pollak has been promoted to the role of president of worldwide television and international at Electus. In his new role, Pollak will report to CEO Chris Grant, having served as president of Electus International since 2012. He will now oversee the global rollout of Electus’ scripted and unscripted content, including development, production and current […]

AMC’s Stillerman headed for Hulu

AMC Networks’ Joel Stillerman is joining streaming service Hulu as chief content officer. The new role will see the exec driving overall content strategy, overseeing acquisitions, expansion of the originals slate, development and content partner management teams. Current content chief Craig Erwich will remain as senior VP and head of content, focusing on original programming […]

Gurneys regain control of Duck Dynasty prodco

The battle for control of Duck Dynasty firm Gurney Productions has now seen a court order its founders take back control from ITV America – in a sense. Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled Scott and Deidre Gurney should be reinstated as day-to-day managers of Gurney until their dispute with ITV Studios is resolved. However, […]

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 […]