Lumina Updates

PLACEMENT | Adeline Cassin, CuriosityStream

    Lumina is delighted to congratulate Adeline Cassin on her new role at CuriosityStream, the streaming service for non-fiction programming based in Washington DC and backed by John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications. A digital specialist with a wealth of experience driving innovation and growing digital and TV businesses, as SVP of Marketing Adeline will play

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    EVENT | Hot Topics for Media HR, Networking Lunch at Berry Bros & Rudd

      Once again, we met with colleagues and friends from Lewis Silkin and HR representatives from various media companies (including NBCUniversal, A+E, Sony, Viacom, Ofcom, and UKTV) to discuss the latest Hot Topics for HR in the media, and network in the delightful and historic Berry Bros & Rudd Townhouse. This time on the agenda were

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      EVENT | MBI Media Summit 2017

        On 11th May, Lumina attended the MBI Media Summit at BAFTA London. Industry leaders chewed over some of the most prescient topics of the moment – unsurprisingly, the rapidly-burgeoning SVOD market, and the future of ITV broadcasting dominated discussion. Firstly, ITV’s outgoing CEO Adam Crozier steered his way through one of his final public discussions

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        Reporting the Gender Pay Gap

          From this month, thousands of companies will begin publishing reports on the disparity of earnings between genders. Whether voluntary, private, or public sector, employers with 250 or more employees will be required to publish their figures by April 2018. The UK is one of the first countries to implement a scheme like this, and while

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          PLACEMENT | Sam Sniderman, Blue Ant Media

            Congratulations to Sam Sniderman who joins Blue Ant Media as their Global Head of Commercial Affairs. He will oversee the commercial aspects of their growing number of international production businesses, particularly in territories outside the Americas. He will play a key part in evaluating and financing new projects, as well as generating pre-sales and partnerships

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            CEO Shuffle – All change at UK’s top broadcasters

              2017 truly marks a significant year for the upper crust of British TV broadcasting. After a tumultuous tenure spent protecting Channel 4 from the threat of privatisation and defending its controversial poaching of a flagship BBC format, its leader David Abraham announced in March that he was moving on. Barely a month later, on the

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              EVENT | RTS: Where Have All The Disabled People Gone?

                Channel 4’s iconic headquarters on Horseferry Road provided the venue for a ever-prescient debate within the media industry. Where Have All the Disabled People Gone? was title of the Royal Television Society’s latest panel discussion, featuring the expertise of comedian and host of The Last Leg, Adam Hills; TV researcher and stand-up comic Rosie Jones;

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                PLACEMENT | Sean Carey, iflix

                  The Lumina team would like to congratulate Sean Carey for joining iflix as Global Chief Content Officer, based in Los Angeles. The fast-growing streaming service is now available in 10 markets across Southeast Asia, following recent launches in Pakistan, Vietnam and Myanmar. It has also entered into a joint-venture partnership with Middle East telco Zain

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                  EVENT | TV Connect 2017

                      On Wednesday 29th March, Lumina was pleased to attend TV Connect, one of the most innovative industry conventions in the media calendar. Featuring debates and panel discussions with some of the most respected innovators in the media sector, attendees found themselves on the pulse of emerging developments within this rapidly-evolving market. Companies exhibiting at

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                    PLACEMENT | Vince Petersen, Love Nature

                      Congratulations to Vince Petersen on his new role at Love Nature as Director of Partnerships. He will focus on driving subscription growth in the SVOD space, and take the territory lead for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Vince joins the factual SVOD service from TV tech company Netgem, where he was head of international content

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