Former TviFusion Inc. president Bryan McGuirk has joined Wink Communications
Inc. as president of programming and advertising sales.
'Bryan brings the perfect blend of large company and start-up
sales-leadership experience that will help us to expand our opportunity and
realize new revenues,' Wink CEO Maggie Wilderotter said in a prepared
In other interactive-TV news, Microsoft Corp. plucked another executive from
John Walthall was named director of worldwide sales for the Microsoft TV
Division. He had been vice president of sales for the Americas at Liberate.
Microsoft said Walthall will have responsibility over Microsoft's thin-client
and media-center-device strategy.
Separately, Liberate said it's repurchasing 3.9 million shares of stock owned
by Cisco Systems Inc. The $9.96 million stock repurchase is not included in the
company's fiscal-year-2003 cash-burn forecast.
Liberate has 103.2 million shares outstanding.