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Simon Cowell strikes Sony deal to take full control of ‘X Factor’, ‘Got Talent’

Music mogul Simon Cowell is taking full control of Got Talent and The X Factor prodco Syco Entertainment, after striking a deal with Sony Music Entertainment. The agreement will see Cowell personally buying out Sony’s stake in the joint venture, with ownership of all of the TV formats being moved into a privately held company, […]

Vevo begins CEO search as Caraeff exits

Online music channel operator Vevo is searching for a new CEO following the announcement current incumbent Rio Caraeff is exiting at the end of the year. Vevo’s board of directors has retained a search firm to conduct the hunt for a new chief executive. CFO Alan Price will become acting CEO on January 1, 2015, […]

Ex-MTV chief joins Amazon board

Former MTV Networks chief executive Judy McGrath has joined the board of directors at e-commerce giant Amazon. Her addition to the US firm’s board comes as Amazon builds its on-demand Prime Instant Video service around the world. McGrath was CEO of MTV Networks (now Viacom International Media Networks) between 2004 and 2011. She has most […]