Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has named Melissa Tinker as Vice-President of its licensing and merchandise division, Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE). Her appointment coincides with CNE’s robust expansion across the region which includes branded learning centres and themed destinations in addition to the growth of traditional categories of toys, apparel, home entertainment, publishing and lifestyle products.
Viacom18 Media has appointed Sudhanshu Vats as its Group CEO who would be joining in August 2012, Vats would be reporting to the Viacom18 board and will be responsible for growth of all Viacom18 businesses comprising Colors, Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, Sonic, Vh1 and Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Network18 Group has elevated Kshipra Jatana, EVP & Head Legal, News Networks to Group General Counsel. In her new role, Jatana will oversee legal operations and regulatory matters for all group businesses and joint ventures including A+E Networks | TV18, Viacom18, HomeShop18 and Indiacast. Earlier, Jatana was General Counsel at Capital18, the group’s investment arm, where she was responsible for deal structuring, legal and compliance for its portfolio investments.
Yahoo! has appointed Marissa Mayer as President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012. The appointment of Ms. Mayer, a leading consumer internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue for one of the world’s largest consumer internet brands, whose leading properties include Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Search.