08.11 Europe/London, September 23, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

HBO Central Europe has appointed Gordon Finlayson to the senior position of general counsel.

Based in Budapest and reporting to CEO Linda Jensen, he will lead the team providing legal advice on HBO operations in the 14 CEE countries it is currently present in.

Finlayson was previously head of legal for Showtime Arabia and later OSN, the leading pay-TV platform in the MENA region.

He has also held legal positions at The Licencing Company and Warner/Chappell Music Ltd