Switchover Media

Switchover alumnus joins Nespega at indie

Giuliano Tranquilli has reunited with Switchover Media co-founder Francesco Nespega at Italian indie producer Stand By Me. Nespega bought a 50% stake in Stand By Me last year after selling Italian DTT broadcaster Switchover to Discovery Communications, and has now been named president. His team will include Tranquilli, who becomes head of content and business […]

Switchover founder buys into Italian prodco

The founder and former president of Italian channels group Switchover Media, Francesco Nespega, has bought a 50% stake factual producer Stand By Me. Nespega (left) exited Switchover, which runs channels including K2 and Frisbee, after selling to Discovery Networks International in 2012. He has now bought into Italy-based Stand By Me, which Simona Ercolani (right) […]

Fox names new Italian chief

Fox International Channels has named Fabrizio Salini as the new managing director of its Italian operations, effective from February 17. Salini previously occupied senior management roles at Sky Italia, where he was head of entertainment and cinema programming overseeking the Sky Uno and Sky Cinema offerings, Switchover Media, where he was head of entertainment and […]

Discovery buys Italian broadcaster Switchover

Discovery has continued on its recent acquisition spree, buying Italian kids and general entertainment broadcaster Switchover Media. Discovery will acquire all of the Italian firm, which operates four free-to-air and pay TV channels in Italy. The US company said that, combined with its existing assets in the Italian market, the Switchover deal will make it […]