Move Networks, which excused longtime Chief Executive John Edwards amid layoffs in an attempt to hone its focus, has hired a replacement. Roxanne Austin will serve as president, CEO and board member, the company announced today.
Austin was president and COO of DirecTV (s DTV) from 2001 to 2003, and most recently had led her own investment and consulting firm. She is on the board of Ericsson, Target, Abbott Laboratories and Teledyne Technologies as well as the board of trustees for the California Science Center. Former CEO Edwards was named executive chairman of the board of directors in February, according to a statement provided to NewTeeVee at the time.
Move, which recently acquired Inuk Networks, aims to offer a combined IPTV and Internet television delivery platform. Today it offers web delivery for customers such as ABC, ESPN, Fox and Televisa. Austin emphasized in an emailed statement that the company wants to make professional online content distribution profitable. We aim to learn more when we speak to her later today.