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Guild to Head MTVN Europe

2/14/2005 7:30 AM Eastern

MTV Networks International has promoted Simon Guild to chief executive of MTVN Europe.

Guild had been deputy chief executive and executive vice president of MTVN Europe.

In his new role, he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of MTVN Europe's 47 TV networks and 41 Web sites, reporting to MTVN Europe president and MTVN International president of creative Brent Hansen.

MTVN Europe's four regional business heads will report to London-based Guild: Michiel Bakker, executive VP and managing director, MTVN U.K., Ireland and Nordic; Catherine Mühlemann, executive VP and managing director, MTVN Central and emerging markets; Antonio Campo Dall'Orto, managing director, MTVN South; and Dan Ligtvoet, senior VP and managing director, MTVN Benelux.

Katrina Southon, VP of Nickelodeon Europe, and Tony Orsten, managing director of Comedy Networks Europe, will also report to Guild, along with MTVN International’s European joint ventures.

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