Industry Moves: National Geographic; Sony; WB; OpenX; Providence; Alpha Media; News Corp; Hearst

National Geographic Global Media: NGGM has announced veteran Charles Regan as its new VP-digital mapping business. Regan will report to SVP Paul Levine and be responsible for maintaining new and existing content and services on multiple platforms. Most recently, he was responsible for business development at

Sony (NYSE: SNE) Pictures Television International: Spencer Hunt will join the company as VP-game production and digital product development, reporting to Marie Jacobson, EVP-programming and production, international networks. In the newly created position, Hunt will be responsible for developing the company’s games strategy, supporting products with mobile and online games and developing game-derivative video content. He was most recently executive director of production for Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Pictures Digital.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group: Jeff Junge has been promoted to the newly created position of VP-business management. He moves from his current post as VP-corporate business development and strategy, having previously worked at WB Interactive Entertainment. Release.

OpenAds/OpenX: Ex *AOL* CEO and chairman Jonathan Miller is joining opn-source ad serving firm OpenX, which last week rebranded from OpenAds, as chairman of the board.

Providence Equity Partners: The investment firm has tapped James P. Bankoff as a senior advisor. Joining from AOL (NYSE: TWX) as EVP of programming and products, Bankoff will guide Providence on new and existing investment opportunities. Release.

Alpha Media Group Inc.: Magazine veteran Glenn Rosenbloom has been appointed to the new position of president, overseeing sales strategy, marketing, events and client services for both print and online divisions. One of his first tasks will be to hire a replacement for ousted Maxim publisher Rob Gregory. Rosenbloom joins from Disney (NYSE: DIS) Publishing Worldwide’s Buena Vista Magazines, where he was SVP and group publishing director for the US Consumer Magazine unit.

News Corp.: HP chairman and CEO Mark Hurd has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, serving on the nominating and corporate governance committee effective immediately. The move comes in the wake of announcing former US secretary of education Dr. Rod Paige has resigned from the board but will stay on as a consultant on educational matters.

Hearst Magazines Digital Media: Founding publisher and VP of CosmoGIRL! magazine Kristine Welker has been named VP-sales and marketing for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, replacing Pamela Raley. Welker will report to VP and GM Chuck Cordray.

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