Industry Moves: CBS; Bravo; Guardian; X1 Technologies

This story was written by Amanda Natividad.
-- *CBS*: CBS (NYSE: CBS) Television Distribution has named Scott Koondel president of distribution. Leading sales of off-network programming to cable and digital media platforms, Koondel will be responsible for programming assets from CBS Paramount Network Television, CBS News and Showtime as well as original programming. Most recently, he served as EVP-off-network, cable and interactive media. Prior to the Viacom/CBS split, Koondel oversaw distribution for Paramount Pictures. Release.

-- Bravo Media: Aimee Viles is joining Bravo as its new SVP-digital and new media strategy, where she'll supervise the new media department, including wireless, interactive TV and gaming. Before joining the company, Viles honed her creative skills as director-creative services at Ensequence. Release.

-- Guardian News & Media: The company is adding the new post of multimedia head and has given the role to current guardian.co.uk network head Tom Happold. It's a move GNM digital director Emily Bell (via Guardian.co.uk) said signals "our growing commitment to and investment in multimedia." More at paidContent:UK.

-- X1 Technologies: John Maxwell is joining the search solutions provider as VP-worldwide marketing. He most recently was VP-marketing with MTI Technology and led similar positions at veritas Software and Sun Microsystems. Release.


By Amanda Natividad
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