SES appoints new Chief Development Officer

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in AIB News Feed

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Christophe De Hauwer has been appointed by the Board of Directors of SES as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company’s Executive Committee, effective 1 August 2015. Christophe De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company’s current CDO, who has decided to step down from his position for personal reasons and relocate to Brazil, his home...

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#iamabroadcaster takes to the streets

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 in AIB news archive, Slider

Broadcast industry conferences can fall into the trap of becoming mere forums for insiders sharing old ideas with other insiders – and at their worst, an echo chamber removed from real world concerns. One of the goals of AIB’s #iamabroadcaster Global Media Summit last month was to look outside established wisdom to the real world and real audiences the broadcast industry serves. TIMA (The International Media Associates) partnered...

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Euronews enters into exclusive negotiations with Naguib Sawiris for €35m capital increase

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Euronews’ Supervisory Board, which met on Tuesday in Paris, has mandated the Chairman of its Executive Board, Michael Peters, to hold exclusive negotiations on an equity-stake acquisition by one of the Sawiris’ family’s companies, headed by Naguib Sawiris. With a €35 million capital injection, the company would own 53% of the international news channel. Established in 1993 by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Euronews is...

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Abubakar Jijiwa leaves Voice of Nigeria

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, Slider

Abubakar Jijiwa, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, the country’s official international broadcasting network, is stepping down after over two decades of service. Jijiwa has been an active participant in the AIB and a judge of the AIB awards. The following farewell was written by his colleague Abdul-Warees Solanke head of the VON Training Centre: In two weeks from now, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mallam Abubakar...

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Africa24 launches MAAMA Awards

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, General Broadcast, Programming, Slider

The AIB’s #iamabroadcaster Media Summit started the countdown to the 2015 AIB Awards, to be held in autumn of this year. It was also used to announce a new awards programme exclusive to the African continent, inaugural MAAMA Awards. The Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards (MAAMA) will be held in Nairobi on 20-22 May. Pan-African multi-platform network Africa 24, and East African events company MoSound are partnering for the event which has...

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BVE: A look inside the UK’s biggest tradeshow

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed

Today is opening day of Broadcast Video Expo 2015 at the ExCel in London. BVE is Europe’s second largest broadcast tradeshow (first place goes to the mighty IBC in Amsterdam) and is becoming a key event, not only in the UK production calendar, but increasingly in the international one. Whereas IBC has sometimes had difficulties incorporating its seminar programme into what has traditionally been a technology show, BVE’s seminars...

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