Exclusive: Pluto TV hires director of European partnerships

Pluto TV has hired a director of European partnerships as it looks to expand its EMEA operations, TBI can confirm. Long-time Vivendi exec Guillaume Rosier has joined the ViacomCBS-owned AVOD platform as director of business development and partnerships for Europe. Based out of Paris, he is to report into the Berlin-based Olivier Jollet, MD for […]

Endemol Shine’s Hurford-Jones boards Universal TV Alternative Studio

Endemol Shine North America’s Georgie Hurford-Jones has boarded NBCUniversal’s unscripted outfit Universal Television Alternative Studio. The exec, who most recently served as SVP of unscripted original series and specials for Endemol Shine, has joined the studio as EVP of current programming. Hurford-Jones’s remit includes managing series and pilots across development, casting, creative, formats and production […]

Nippon TV, Story Lab strike co-development pact for entertainment formats

Japan’s Nippon TV has struck a co-development partnership with Game Of Clones distributor The Story Lab for global-facing non-scripted formats. The partnership will focus on generating returnable and scalable entertainment formats across multiple territories, with the distribution being managed by both Nippon TV and The Story Lab internationally. Nippon TV and The Story Lab are […]

TCB Media Rights appoints CNBC Intl’s Federica Rossi for Asian sales drive

TCB Media Rights has appointed CNBC International exec Federica Rossi as sales exec, while promoting Simona Argenti to head of sales. Rossi, who most recently served as an EMEA account exec for CNBC International, will focus on Asia for TCB. A fluent Japanese speaker, she began her career as a sales-support exec for BBC Studios. […]

Why discoverability is essential to buyers in the new media landscape (Column)

Discoverability doesn’t apply solely to consumers scouring SVOD platforms – it is also vital to how buyers operate and the content they acquire, argues Roz Parker of, which is looking to strike a level playing field for distributors.  Getting the right content in front of the right buyers can be tough. If you’re a […]

Exclusive: Former Viacom UK boss James Currell sets up business advisory group

Months after leaving Viacom, former UK boss James Currell has set up a chartered accountancy and business advisory group. Based out of London, TBI understands that the new firm, Currells, will focus on providing finance support to small businesses in all sectors, including tax, accounting and finance director services. The new venture will also look […]

Premier League resumes CEO hunt after Guardian’s Pemsel exits ahead of joining

The Premier League has resumed its hunt for a new CEO after The Guardian Media Group’s David Pemsel stood down before officially joining in the new year. Pemsel has resigned from the job two months ahead of when he was scheduled to begin the post, following allegations about his personal life published in UK tabloid […]

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