People on the move - April

A monthly round-up of appointments in the broadcast and media industry. Barbara Broccoli has been appointed BAFTA’s vice president for film. She joins Greg Dyke in
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Barbara Broccoli (pictured) has been appointed BAFTA’s vice president for film. She joins Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s council, supporting the academy’s president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity.

BAFTA can appoint up to three Vice Presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.

Baby Cow Productions co-founder and CEO Henry Normal has left his full-time position at the company. He will remain as a consultant over the course of the next 12 months and support the company until the appointment of a new CEO. Co-founder and company director Steve Coogan will assume a broader role as part of this transition.

Horowitz Research has expanded its senior leadership team with two new additions. Mariana Diaz-Wioncze joins the team as the new senior director of research and strategy, and Claire Dinaso has been named as senior director of research.

Diaz-Wionczek joins Horowitz's senior team in directing projects for their clients in the television, digital, and mobile space. Mariana, an expert in multicultural research, will work closely with Adriana Waterston, senior vice presidents of insights and strategy, to build on Horowitz's capabilities in that area.

As senior director of research, Dinaso will take a role in leading Horowitz's quantitative custom research for clients in Horowitz's growing library of syndicated studies and reports.

TV trends consultancy K7 Media has invested in its team with two new hires.

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Tom Burton joins as marketing manager and Danny Kershaw (pictured) as international research manager.

Burton, a former sales executive with Twofour Rights (part of ITV Studios), has an extensive knowledge and in-depth experience of top British production companies. His new role will support K7’s new business strategy throughout its expansion.

Kershaw will be responsible for K7 Media’s expanding range of territory insight reports, including ‘Understanding Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan: Current Trends in the TV Market’, which was produced in conjunction with MRM Ukraine and launched at MIPTV in April.

Sony has today announced the appointment of Adam Fry as vice president of its Professional Solutions Europe (PSE) business. Fry takes on the leadership position after a rich 25 years at Sony and will be responsible for driving continued growth across Sony’s European B2B business, both in established markets and new segments including cinema, video security and sports.

Fry takes over from Katsunori Yamanouchi who has been promoted to deputy president of professional solutions Americas within the Sony group after four years leading the PSE business.

Viceland has appointed Arjan Hoekstra as its new European general manager. Hoekstra will help guide the aggressive expansion of the network across the European market as Vice continues to take its programming to young people everywhere. Hoekstra is a seasoned international media executive and was most recently at Discovery Networks Asia Pacific where he was responsible for developing the overall strategies for DNAP’s business, to drive revenue across advertising and affiliate sales and build the portfolio’s core brands within the Asia Pacific region.

Rovi has appointed Ted Schremp (pictured) as chief marketing officer. Schremp will work with Rovi’s executive leadership team to build and drive the company’s global marketing vision. Based out of the company’s office in Wayne, Pennsylvania, he will report to John Burke, Rovi’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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“Ted’s accomplishments across transformational and high-growth business environments are invaluable to Rovi as we accelerate the development and deployment of our products, differentiate our brand and deliver industry-leading entertainment experiences to our customers and consumers around the world,” said Burke.

Said Bacho has joined Snell Advanced Media (SAM) as chief business development and marketing officer, effective immediately.

A well-connected and respected broadcast media industry executive, Said’s career has been focused on strengthening business in developed and emerging markets in EMEA, as well as delivering sustained profitable growth and developing new accounts and channel partners across live production, production, editing and finishing, playout and delivery, infrastructure and image processing environments.

Operative Media CEO Lorne Brown (pictured) has been appointed as chair of the NAB Show's newly formed digital committee.

Traditional TV companies are exploring new ways to leverage successful digital strategies and drive new revenue as they face changing digital media dynamics, divergent standards and a complex vendor ecosystem. NAB Show's new Digital Committee will identify ways the event can create a forum for the collaboration of media and advertising professionals.

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The Trade Desk has announced the appointment of Sacha Berlik as managing director for its service territories in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

"We are so pleased to have Sacha join our global leadership team as managing director of EMEA," said Rob Perdue, chief operating officer of The Trade Desk.

"Sacha has spent his career at the leading-edge of technology and has been a wonderful evangelist for the forward market in Europe. We're grateful to welcome his enthusiasm, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit to the company."

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