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Comedy Central multiplatform chief exits for Getty

Comedy Central is saying goodbye to its senior VP of multiplatform programming and strategy, Steve Grimes. He is headed for a new role as managing editor and SVP of consumer media at photography and visual content giant Getty Images. Based in New York, Grimes will report to Getty CEO Dawn Airey, the former programming chief […]

Getty Images appoints Airey as CEO

Former Yahoo EMEA chief and Channel 5 boss Dawn Airey has been appointed as CEO of Getty Images. Airey, who left her position as senior vice president of Yahoo’s EMEA businesses earlier this month, takes over from Jonathan Klein who steps up to become chairman of Getty. The company said that under Airey’s leadership, Getty […]

Blakeston takes top job at Audio Network

Chris Blakeston has been upped to CEO of music rights business Audio Network. He takes the top job at the company, which provides copyright-free music for TV producers, as co-founder Robert Hurst exits the CEO role. Blakeston is upped from COO and takes up the new role with immediate effect. He has been with the […]

Getty to handle BBC Motion Gallery footage sales

BBC Worldwide, the global arm of the UK public broadcaster, has inked a deal with Getty Images, under the terms of which it will exclusively represent all of the content in the BBC Motion Gallery. Motion Gallery previously sold its clips and footage itself, but has handed that responsibility to Getty in a five-year deal […]