Exec to expand digital ventures

LONDON — Luxembourg-based, pan-European broadcaster SBS Broadcasting announced the appointment Monday of Bart Becks as senior vice president of new media across the group.

In the newly created position, Becks will be responsible for development of digital media services and revenue streams based on the Internet, mobile devices, interactive television services and other emerging digital platforms throughout SBS.

SBS CEO Patrick Tillieux said the appointment further underscored the “growing attention” his group was placing on new media.

Becks joins SBS from Belgian digital media company Belgacom Skynet, where he was CEO. He will be based in Amster-dam.

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