BRAVO & OXYGEN MEDIA
Maria Jordan was named vice president, financial planning and analysis at Bravo & Oxygen Media. She had been overseeing the financial planning and analysis group at Bravo and adds Oxygen to her responsibilities.
Jeff Jenkins and Julie Pizzi were elevated to co-presidents of entertainment and development at Bunim/Murray Productions in Los Angeles. Also, Farnaz Farjam was elevated to vice president, current programming.
Kathleen Charapata has joined Crown Media Family Networks as vice president, legal, responsible for supporting the affiliate- sales team at Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, among other duties. She comes from Charter Communications, where she was director and counsel of programming.
Discovery Communications has named Ralph Rivera as managing director, Eurosport Digital, a new post based in London. He comes from the British Broadcasting Corp., where he was director, BBC Digital.
Freeform has named Sarah Tomassi Lindman as senior vice president, content planning and strategy. Formerly senior VP, program strategy at Oxygen, she most recently founded Refractant Media Consulting.
Dave Kalman was chief technology officer at Seattle-based HackerAgency. He comes from RAPP, where he was head of U.S. technology.
Kevin Conroy has joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as president, digital and new platforms. He had been chief strategy and data officer at Univision Communications.
Pete Thompson has joined Rovi in San Carlos, Calif., as executive vice president, chief operating officer, tasked with directly overseeing the company’s post-merger product integration with TiVo from TiVo’s San Jose, Calif., offices. He comes from Sonos, where he was senior VP, strategic partnerships.
Chris DeBlasio advanced to senior vice president, sports communications at Showtime Networks. He will continue to oversee the programmer’s sports media, talent and public relations, sports awards, live event production support and sports messaging.
James Eddershaw has been named managing director of Shotoku UK, a manufacturer of robotic camera systems. He had been sales director.
STREAMING VIDEO ALLIANCE
The Streaming Video Alliance tapped four new officers: president, Joe Inzerillo, executive VP and CTO of MLB Advanced Media; vice president, Richard Brownrigg, VP of online products and technology design, Liberty Global; secretary, Brian Stevenson, head of video product at Nokia; and treasurer, Yves Boudreaux, technology strategy, TV and media – office of the CTO, Ericsson.
Ray Warren has joined NBCUnviversal Telemundo Enterprises as president, Telemundo Deportes, a new post based in Miami. He was executive VP and chief revenue officer of NBC Sports Regional Networks.
Ralf Jacob has been named president of Verizon Digital Media Services, the digital-media arm of Verizon Communications. He had been chief revenue officer of the division.
Chris Bellitti has joined WWE in Stamford, Conn., as senior vice president, communications. He was VP, communications at Fox Sports.