Aleks Habdank

TalkTalk adds Cartoonito to channel line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added Turner preschool channel Cartoonito to its TV line-up. Cartoonito is available from today on channel 488 of the TalkTalk EPG and will be available as part of the ‘Kids Boost’ package. Among its programming line-up is the long-running educational series Sesame Street (pictured). This offers 10 dedicated kids’ channels – […]

Ex-MTG, Virgin exec joins TalkTalk TV division

Former Modern Times Group and Virgin Media executive Aleks Habdank has joined TalkTalk as the UK service provider’s chief operating officer for TV. Habdank (pictured) will be tasked with growing TalkTalk’s TV business and will be responsible for strategic relationships and “providing the best possible offering to current TalkTalk TV customers”. At the same time […]

MTG appoints Virgin exec to Viasat COO role

Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed former Virgin Media executive Aleks Habdank as chief operating officer of Viasat Broadcasting’s pay-TV and emerging markets operations. Habdank, who is due to take up his new role on May 7, will manage Viasat Broadcasting’s pay-TV channel operations in Central and Eastern Europe, and develop its pay-TV business in […]

Virgin Media inks new FilmFlex deal

UK cabler Virgin Media has inked a new video-on-demand deal with FilmFlex, the VOD company co-owned by Sony and Disney. The deal builds on the existing agreement between the companies whereby FilmFlex manages Virgin Movies content licensing and management and handles platform and website operation of its online service. Under the multiyear agreement, FilmFlex will […]