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C4’s Webb-Lamb appointed advisory chair of Edinburgh TV Fest

Channel 4 deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual, Kelly Webb-Lamb, has been appointed as the advisory chair of the Edinburgh Television Festival. Alongside festival director Lisa Campbell, Webb-Lamb will spearhead a team of cross-genre industry executives to help curate the 2019 programme and lead the advisory committee. The advisory chair is a […]

Rüdiger Böss exits Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 after 25 years

Rüdiger Böss, executive VP of content acquisitions and sales at Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, has decided to leave the group at the end of the year after over 25 years. Böss has worked at ProSiebenSat.1 since 1992. Since 2007, he has been responsible for negotiations for and the acquisition of licensed films and series for […]

Starz ups Marta Fernandez to EVP of originals

Starz has promoted Marta Fernandez from senior VP of original programming to executive VP. Fernandez, who has been with Starz since 2007, will continue to steer the original programming team and lead the company’s inclusion initiatives. She will also continue to expand the drive toward female-forward programming and oversee new developments. Current productions Fernandez oversees […]

Dungey resurfaces at Netflix as original content VP

Channing Dungey has resurfaced at Netflix as vice president of original content one month after departing her role as ABC Entertainment president. Dungey, who was with ABC for 14 years, will start work at Netflix in February 2019. She will report to Cindy Holland, VP of original content. Currently Holland’s original series team manages a […]

TNT president to head content for WarnerMedia SVOD

TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly is to lead the content strategy for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. The exec has been handed an expanded role, and will now serve as chief creative officer for Turner and direct-to-consumer alongside his duties as president of TBS and TNT, where he has helped in launching such titles as […]

Disney reshuffles international business units

Disney has consolidated its international business units, which includes its direct-to-consumer segment, to fall under three leaders as it preps for its integration with 21st Century Fox. Upon completion of the acquisition, Rebecca Campbell, who currently serves as president at The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will maintain oversight of the region and add Russia and the […]

Rakuten’s Best-of-Asia SVOD names CEO

Rakuten’s Best-of-Asia SVOD Viki has named Sam Wu as its CEO. The platform has promoted Wu, who was previously SVP of finance, who will take over from interim CEO Masaya Ueno. Ueno will take on a new role leading Rakuten’s Global Media Business group. Viki is primarily an AVOD service, but provides a premium option […]

Apple appoints Sony exec as casting head

Apple has appointed Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Tamara Hunter to head up casting for its growing entertainment business. Hunter, who spent two years at Sony, will oversee film and TV projects for Apple. She will report to Sony Pictures Television alum Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The casting chief has worked on major Hollywood hits […]

Warner Bros. digital networks boss to exit

Craig Hunegs, who serves as president of business and strategy at Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and president of its digital networks (WBDN), has revealed that he will leave the studio by the end of the year. Hunegs, has led the build-out of Warner Bros. OTT services and was instrumental to the launch of Warner’s […]

Endeavor ups Mark Shapiro to president

Mark Shapiro has been promoted to president of Endeavor after heading up the content business at IMG for five years. Endeavor, which acquired IMG in 2014, has hired Shapiro to the newly created role after expanding its business over the past few years. It is the parent company of WME, UFC, as well as IMG. Shapiro […]

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