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Alex Graham takes Guardian parent chair

Not long after establishing Two Cities Television, Alex Graham has been named chairman of the Scott Trust, the parent of the Guardian newspaper. Graham’s name has returned to headlines this year after launching Two Cities with former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson and reports surfaced about a separate venture with the founders of All3Media. Alongside […]

AOL and the Guardian team for video

AOL and the Guardian have struck a content deal, and the UK newspaper’s news and documentary content will be distributed via the AOL On platform. AOL will add new and archive programming from the Guardian to its video service. The content has previously been hosted on the newspaper’s own website, but the newspaper is seeking […]

Rightster launches IPO and staffs up

Online video distribution specialist Rightster has raised £20.4 million (US$32.5 million) after floating on the stock market and unveiled a string of senior hires. The firm launched its IPO this morning, floating on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in what founder and CEO Charlie Muirhead said marked “the first YouTube multi-channel network […]

News Brief: Neil Berkett swapping Virgin Media for Guardian Media

Neil Berkett, the outgoing boss of Virgin Media, will become chair of publishing group Guardian Media Group when his tenure at the UK cable company ends later this month. Berkett is being replaced by former News Corp. executive Tom Mockridge following Liberty Global’s takeover of UK MSO Virgin Media. Having been a non-exec director of […]