Zillion appoints new CEO

Studio-backed Internet-to-TV startup ZillionTV has named former Dotcast chief financial officer Jack Lawrence its CEO, replacing Mitch Berman, who will remain with the company as executive chairman.
The switch comes shortly after ZillionTV reportedly laid off one-third of its employees. The startup last month announced it would delay the commercial launch of its broadband-delivered VOD service until the second half of 2010 while also embarking on a direct-to-consumer service to supplement its telco-based distribution strategy.