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Disney+ content chief exits to lead Condé Nast Entertainment

Disney+ SVP of content Agnes Chu is leaving the recently launched streamer to take up a new role heading up video at Condé Nast. Chu has been with the Mouse House for more than a decade but will depart later this summer to become president of the publisher’s studio arm Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), which […]

Spotify builds content team with Condé Nast hire

Spotify has hired Condé Nast Entertainment’s (CNE) acting president Sahar Elhabashi as VP of content business, where she will join former boss Dawn Ostroff to build the platform’s content business. Elhabasi joins Ostroff who linked with Spotify as chief content officer in June and formerly acted as CNE president. The duo helped to develop Conde […]

Spotify appoints ex-CW exec as chief content officer

Spotify has appointed Condé Nast’s president of entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, as its chief content officer, overseeing partnerships across music, audio and video. Ostfoff, who has a strong background in television, replaces Stefan Blom, who was the music streaming service’s New York-based chief strategy and content officer until earlier this year. Ostroff helped to found Condé […]

MTV changing tack as programming boss exits

Michael Klein is leaving MTV after just six months as executive VP, original content. Klein’s arrival was announced in March, following the exit of Susanne Daniels after she left to join YouTube, and his departure marks another shift in programming strategy at Viacom’s MTV channels. Klein helped launch Condé Nast Entertainment and has also worked at […]

Ex-Dailymotion exec joins Condé Nast

Former Dailymotion US general manager Joy Marcus has joined the video content arm of magazine publisher Condé Nast. Marcus joins Condé Nast Entertainment as GM and executive VP, joining former CW president Dawn Ostroff, who runs the emerging content group. Marcus is best known for launching VOD service Dailymotion’s North American business, but was most […]

Comment: Are newspaper giants the new pay TV channels?

The news back in September that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had bought the iconic Washington Post newspaper for a paltry US$250 million – a fraction of what the paper was once worth – resounded through the media world like a thunderbolt. Although reaction was mixed the prevailing view was that Bezos had a track record […]

Rightster launches IPO and staffs up

Online video distribution specialist Rightster has raised £20.4 million (US$32.5 million) after floating on the stock market and unveiled a string of senior hires. The firm launched its IPO this morning, floating on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in what founder and CEO Charlie Muirhead said marked “the first YouTube multi-channel network […]