TVbeat has appointed Rune Skogeng as VP of business development in the Nordics and Benelux.

Rune has spent the last 10 years with Swedish media corporation Modern Times Group (MTG) in a number of senior roles. After working with the group’s IPTV and Cable-TV operations across Norway and Sweden, Rune managed MTG’s operations in Ghana as CEO, creating a free-TV company in the country from scratch.

Rune, who will take up his position at TVbeat in August, said: “By delivering TV measurement, both in real-time and on demand, TVbeat will provide insights that just haven’t been available before. It’s good news for the industry and I feel privileged to be working at the forefront of this new service.”

TVbeat’s CEO, Laurence Miall-d’Août, describes Rune’s appointment as a major asset for the company: “Scandinavia already has a well-earned reputation for being forward-thinking when it comes to technology and media – it’s the birthplace of some of the decade’s most innovative projects. We’re very excited to be expanding into this new market and, with Rune’s wealth of experience, there’s no one better to do this.”

TVbeat also welcomes Thomas Burnell-Nugent who has recently joined the company as Business and Finance Controller. Thomas joins with five years experience as a Finance Analyst at Sky and has previously held roles encompassing customer acquisition, technology, third party channels and corporate finance.