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JBA beefs up executive search management team

Broadcast and technology stalwart Sally Wallington has teamed up with JBA Executive Recruitment, the internationally focused executive search firm dedicated to the broadcast, media and entertainment markets since 2003.

SPN’s $385MN buyout of Ten Sports cleared by Indian Competition Commission

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed acquisition of the Zee Entertainment-owned sports broadcaster Ten by Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India.

Mediaset rethinks pay-TV, VOD approach

Mediaset’s board of directors has set the company’s guidelines through to 2020, citing revamped pay-TV and video-on-demand (VOD) approaches as the main business drivers.

Media Analysis

Service providers switching focus from linear TV to OTT

More evidence as to the extent of cord-cutting has arrived in the form of research showing that to compete better with the likes of Amazon and Netflix, US service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite and IPTV products.

US pay-TV dips as antenna-only TV services rise to 15% of broadband households

Research from Parks Associates has revealed the growing strain on the US pay-TV market with an increase in Internet-only video subscriptions and a rising percentage of broadband households using only antennas to receive TV.

Canada’s Shaw launches voice-controlled IPTV based on Comcast X1

After more than a year of testing solutions, Canadian telecom behemoth Shaw Communications is launching a voice-controlled television product, in a bid to regain market share in the western parts of Canada.

Media Investment

Apple goes for a non-core business: original content

Apple may finally enter the original content market by the end of this year according to reports in US media.

Studio71 sees $56.5MN investment from TF1, Mediaset

Germany-based Studio71 has raised $56.5 million thanks to minority stake investments from France’s TF1 Group and Italy’s Mediaset.

Analysts advise Televisa shareholders to sell up

Growing competition and free-to-air (FTA) TV’s decreasing importance within Mexico’s advertising market have led to Citibanamex recommending investors to sell their Televisa shares.

JBA beefs up executive search management team

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Broadcast and technology stalwart Sally Wallington has teamed up with JBA Executive Recruitment, the internationally focused executive search firm dedicated to the broadcast, media and entertainment markets since 2003.


JBA exec recruitment 21 JanWallington has had more than 25 years' experience in the industry, having worked with both broadcasters and technology providers during her career, and JBA believes that such experience will prove invaluable in understanding clients’ needs and challenges when recruiting key positions. “We are truly passionate about the sector we work in and the many years of industry experience we have built up make us a compelling partner to the organisations we represent,” said JBA founder Jeremy Burnell. “With Sally coming on board, we are looking forward to expanding our reach whilst continuing to serve our clients.”

Wallington added: “I am delighted to be working with JBA as a well established recruiter of management and executives with a reputation for professionalism and integrity in the market. I believe that Jeremy's track record in the executive search industry combined with my broadcast experience will make us a unique partner to our clients.”