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AMC UK promotes two for new roles

AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) has appointed Sam Rowden (pictured) and Alina Florea to newly created roles. Rowden will now assume the role of director of programming for AMC’s CBS-branded channels and Florea will become director of acquisitions and content partnerships. Both were previously employees of AMNCNI UK and will continue to report to Kevin […]

Disney India names new chief in reshuffle

The Walt Disney Company India has a new chief, a move that comes after the exit of former managing director Siddharth Roy Kapur. Abhishek Maheshwari, who has been with the Mouse House since 2012, will now lead all Disney businesses in India. He will report to Mahesh Samat, who recently returned to Disney after four […]

Breakthrough exec transfers to D360

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to another Toronto-based sales house, Distribution360 (D360). Mackie has joined the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions after ten years with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables vendor Breakthrough. At D360, she will work across the company catalogue, which comprises kids, family and unscripted. She debuts at […]

Programming chief to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site Puremedias.com on […]

BBC investigates 25 sexual harassment claims

The BBC has reported to the UK government that it is investigating as many as 25 sexual harassment claims following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Anne Bulford, the BBC deputy director general told a government digital, culture, media and sport select committee on Tuesday that the pubcaster is investigating multiple claims after the corporation’s chiefs encouraged […]

Vice opens Asia Pac HQ with Simon as CEO

Youth-focused Vice Media has is opening as Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, with global general manager Hosi Simon leading the operation. Vice Asia Pacific will comprise the Singapore HQ, plus offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Jakarta. Additionally new offices are opening in Mumbai and Delhi. Simon (pictured) has been named CEO of […]

Audience Network’s programming head exits

The Audience Network’s programming head Chris Long has left the company after near two decades. Long said he is leaving the AT&T-owned US channel to “pass the baton after pioneering one the most unique TV networks on the landscape today and move on to a new challenge”. “For the past 18 years I’ve felt an […]

Ugly Betty star launches prodco

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera (pictured) has launched a yet-to-be-named production company with executive producer Teri Weinberg. The duo have signed a first look deal with Universal TV and set up a legal drama under the new pact. The drama is written by former Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar. It centres around Amrita Kaur, a Sikh […]

Ex-BBCWW chief to explore investments for Edge

Former BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith will explore investment opportunities for UK-based firm Edge. Smith (pictured) will work with Edge Investments chief executive David Glick and his team of managers to unearth and jointly back creative companies. Smith exited the BBC’s commercial arm in October 2012 as Tim Davie stepped up the replace him. He […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

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