Three new appointments have resulted from NHK’s annual transfer season:
Kagari Tajima has joined MICO as director of project development. He was formerly head of coproductions, a post now filled by Tatsuya Nakamura.
Etsuzo Yamazaki, previously senior executive producer of NHK’s Hi-Vision and satellite broadcasting department, has been named senior associate director of media and program development. He is succeeded in his former post by Nobuo Isobe.
MICO’s former head of sales, Masaru Yoneno, has returned to NHK as associate director of the multimedia development department. Hiroyuki Takazawa has moved to MICO to fill Yoneno’s position. Also, Seiji Miyamoto has taken the title of executive manager and will assume Yoneno’s responsibilities for program development.
As part of Granada’s restructuring efforts, Simon Shaps – previously managing director of Granada Broadband – has been named managing director of Content, a new creative division that includes all of Granada’s prodcos.
Andrew Lowrey has left UKTV to join BskyB’s Sky I. Lowrey is succeeded at UKTV by Nick Thorogood, who was named channel editor of UK Style.
Amina Razaq, previously assistant editor of multi-cultural programming at Channel 4, has also joined Sky 1. She will work with Lowrey in the factual and entertainment arena.
Perry Schneider has climbed to president of HBO Enterprises. He was senior VP, film programming.
Lifetime Television has welcomed Bill Brand as senior VP of reality programming.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has announced two new appointments: Angelo Tilocca has moved from eCommerce projects manager to manager of specialist content sales, and Penny Nemcansky has taken the title of business manager acquisitions.
Julie Dumke has joined the International Integrated Advertising Sales (IIAS) group of Discovery Networks, International as account executive. Based in New York, she will develop strategic partnerships with U.S.-based multinational companies.
Michele Ganeless has moved to USA Network as executive VP and general manager. She will be based in New York and will helm acquisitions, marketing, and scheduling.
Joining VHI as senior VP and creative director is Susan Kantor.
BellGlobeMedia – formed last year when Bell Canada Enterprises acquired Canadian net CTV – has welcomed Kevin Shea as group executive VP of convergence.
Kristin Reynolds has been appointed VP of digital product management for Cablevision.
BBC Worldwide has named Jose Sanchez regional director of television sales for Latin America. Additionally, Ruben Acosta and Helen Jurado have been elevated to sales executive and manager of television sales, respectively.
California-based TriStar International Television has promoted Steven Kent to executive VP, international production.
Adrienne Cleere has joined PBS, New York, as VP of strategic partnerships.