Microsoft-backed online video provider Move Networks has a new CEO: Roxanne Austin, former president and COO of DirecTV. Austin joins immediately, replacing John Edwards, who stepped down from the CEO post in early Spring; Edwards has moved into the role of Chairman. Austin spent four years with DirecTV (NYSE: DTV), before leaving to head up her own new media and tech investment consultancy, Austin Investment Advisors.
The new leadership comes amid Move Networks’ push to evolve into more than just a white-label online video platform—which is partly why it recently acquired U.K.-based IPTV distributor Inuk Networks. It’s now targeting telcos and ISPs that want to roll out their own streaming and broadband video properties, instead of just powering video for networks like ABC (per VideoNuze).
By Tameka Kee