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Viacom hires ex-Myspace & BBC Worldwide execs

Viacom International Media Networks has hired a former Myspace exec to become its Australiasian commercial chief and an ex-BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) sales manager. Chris Ellis, who is also a former managing director of digital at newspaper group Trinity Mirror in the UK, is considered a media industry veteran, and joins alongside new programme sales manager […]

Sharma, Bates upped in regional Viacom rejig

Paras Sharma and Simon Bates have gained promotions in a restructuring at Viacom International Media Networks in Asia-Pacific. Sharma was promoted to senior VP of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Channels and digital media in January this year, and now has been upped to SVP and general manager for Southeast Asia. Sharma has been investigating […]

Nick Oz hands VIMN’s Nam GM role

Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand has appointed Jihee Nam has its VP and general manager. Nam comes across from Viacom stablemate Viacom International Media Networks Asia, where she was VP and head of digital media. She replaces Ben Richardson, who was promoted to senior VP and general manager of VIMN Australia and New Zealand […]

Viacom hands Spain exec expanded Europe, Africa role

Viacom International Media Networks has named MTV Spain’s programming chief to become its VP, youth and music brands for South Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In her new Madrid-based role, Laura Abril will oversee strategy for channels including MTV, MTV Base, VH1 and VH1 Classic across Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Africa, the Middle […]