In Love With His TV

Chief executive of Virgin Media New Zealander Neil Berkett has been placed at number 52 on the MediaGuardian annual top 1 guide to the most powerful people in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, media business, advertising, marketing and PR. The Guardian profile reads: “Berkett has promised to ‘make people fall in love with their television sets again’ with Virgin Media’s next-generation video-on-demand service. Berkett led his cable company to a record three-month turnover of £1bn during the final quarter of 21, and was rewarded when the share price hit an all-time high. Berkett took over as chief executive in 28, having been chief operating officer at its predecessor company NTL from 25. A straight-talking New Zealander, Berkett’s focus this year will be Virgin Media’s superfast broadband offering and its video-on-demand offering backed by Tivo.” Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the top spot.


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Jewellery Brand Monarc Good for the Planet

Jewellery Brand Monarc Good for the Planet

“Ethical jewellery is defined as jewellery that has no negative impact on the people who make it, or the environment it’s produced in, Naomi May writes for London’s Evening Standard. “It…