— News International: Five months after taking the new role, News International digital and development director Mike Anderson is taking a leave of absence and will be replaced by Katie Vanneck in the interim, Guardian.co.uk reports. Anderson was appointed in June when NewsInt installed group-wide execs as a response to a BCG review of its finances; the post covers Sun Online, NOTW.co.uk and Times Online, plus the Globrix, BrandAlley and Milkround websites. Anderson is on leave for personal reasons, the report said.
— Endemol: Yet another senior appointment for the Big Brother maker – Arjen van Mierlo is made CEO of its Asian division, tasks with developing licensing and distribution opportunities, plus partnerships, in the region. Van Mierlo was head of Endemol’s international operations.
— Telegraph Media Group: Telegraph Media Group has prised away News International