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Benham ankles Virgin Media

Veteran executive stepping down next month

LONDON — U.K. pay TV operator Virgin Media suffered another blow Wednesday with the news that long-serving channel controller Louise Benham will step down next month.

Benham, who is controller of gameshow channel Challenge and the teen-skewing Trouble, has spent the past nine years with the company, which is embroiled in a bloody carriage dispute with rival paybox Sky.

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