Gemstar-TV Guide Shuffles CE Group

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Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. realigned its consumer-electronics and licensing group.

Among the executive moves the company announced:

• Thomas Carson joined the company as president of TV Guide On Screen. Carson had been executive vice president of the program office at Thomson S.A.;

• Lydie Levy, currently managing director for Gemstar-TV Guide Europe, was promoted to chief operating officer, worldwide for the CE-licensing group;

• Akitaka Nishimura has come aboard as president, Gemstar Multimedia Ltd., overseeing day-to-day operations of the unit that provides interactive program guides and VCR+ technology to CE and mobile devices throughout the Japanese market. Nishimura had been general manager of the digital-AV-networking-promotion group at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.’s Panasonic; and

• Simon Adams was promoted to senior VP, marketing and sales of CE worldwide, from deputy managing director for the CE business in Europe.

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