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Industry Moves: Scripps; NBC; Stage Entertainment; ActiveVideo; Hunch; IB

*Scripps* Networks Interactive: Scripps (NYSE: SSP) Networks’ president John Lansing has been named EVP of its parent company, Scripps Networks Interactive. Previously SVP of the company, Lansing will continue to be responsible for leading Lifestyle Media’s operating segment in his dual roles. Before joining Scripps corporate office 13 years ago, he worked with the broadcast TV station. Last week, Jen Goforth was upped to SVP of SN Digital operations from her post as VP of online production, reporting to Deanna Brown, president of SN Digital. Goforth has held various positions with Scripps’ interactive division and early worked as a media writer. Release.

NBC: NBC Local Media announced two promotions within its sales team, naming Shawn Makhijani as VP-corporate business development and Mark Yackanich as VP-corporate strategy. They will both report to Frank Comerford, president, platform development and commercial operations and work across all business units, including TV stations and the digital group. Makhijani joined NBC 15 years ago and Yackanich most recently lead business operations for the Hulu launch.

Stage Entertainment: Former Clearstone Venture Partners VP Phil Ressler has joined as its president and CEO. He succeeds former president Chuck Huebner, who will continue as a special advisor to the company. Before his tenure at Clearstone, Ressler served in various exec positions at Xdrive, Callidus Software,, among others. Release.

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ActiveVideo: John Callahan has joined the company as its CTO. He was previously with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Cable for 15 years, where he helped lead on-demand and interactive applications. Release.

Hunch: Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake has joined consumer internet application Hunch as its “chief product officer, board member, and resident Facebook app skeptic,” she writes in her blog. Fake left Yahoo in June, a few months years after the company acquired Flickr.

Internet Broadcasting: IB has appointed former Brightcove exec Libby Freligh as VP of product marketing. She will oversee marketing and product development and report to Jeff Kimball, the company’s COO. While at Brightcove, Freligh built the company’s account and launch management functions.

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