Ronald Lauder

Lauder leaves CME after two decades

Ronald Lauder, the founder of Central European Media Enterprises, has resigned from the company’s board. Lauder (left) started CME in 1994 with the launch of TV Nova in the Czech Republic. He has been non-executive chairman of the company for the ensuing twenty years. His departure from the Time-Warner backed Central and Eastern European broadcast […]

CME founder Lauder to sell Channel 10 stake

Ronald Lauder is reportedly selling his stake in Israeli commercial free TV station Channel 10 – a move that will allow the network to qualify for a new broadcasting licence. Israeli’s news sources are reporting Lauder, who is heir to the Estée Lauder cosmetics empire and the founder of Central European Media Enterprises, is selling […]

CME appoints co-CEOs to replace Sarbu

Central European Media Enterprises has appointed a pair of co-CEOs to replace the departing Adrian Sarbu, one a former Alpha Media and RTL Televizija chief exec and the other a Time Warner strategy boss. Christoph Mainusch and Michael Del Nin (left) have been handed the roles, effective September 16. Mainusch has previously been CEO of […]

Sarbu plans new content business backed by CME investment

The president and CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME), Adrian Sarbu, has resigned after nearly two decades at the company to set up a content business that CME plans to invest in. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, CME said that Sarbu intends to develop the content business next year […]