Andrew Fisher


Airey, Highfield, Mahon join BBC review panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

Shazam raises US$40m from America Movil

Shazam has raised US$40 million (€31 million) in funding from Latin American telco America Movil, in a deal that sees the firms form a “strategic business collaboration” in the region. Second screen app and media recognition specialist Shazam said that the funds would help “accelerate Shazam’s ongoing growth in music, continued expansion into television and […]

BBC on-demand boss Danker leaves for Shazam

Daniel Danker is leaving the BBC to become chief product officer at media recognition service Shazam. Danker has been general manager of programmes and on-demand at the UK public broadcaster since 2010 and has been responsible for strategy and delivery of the BBC’s iPlayer and red button interactive services. His role at Shazam will be […]