ITN On Steals Browning's Heart
ITN's multimedia division, ITN On, has appointed Mark Browning in the newly created position of Commercial Director. Reporting to Nicholas Wheeler, Managing Director of ITN On, Mark will be key in helping to drive the development of ITN On's business across, mobile, online and audio and building the ITN brand on consumer platforms. ITN On has steadily increased its client base during the past few yearsand now has commercial agreements in place with a number of global companies including Vodafone, Orange, YouTube, MSN, Telegraph Media Group, Bebo,Shanghai Media Group and Yahoo!.
Mark joins from seven years at Heart 106.2 where he holds the position of Programme Director. He has been instrumental in making it the UK's biggest commercial radio brand since introducing the new number one Heart breakfast show with Jamie Theakston. This year Mark oversaw the roll out of Heart 106.2 across the UK on Digital radio.
Mark Browning said: 'I am delighted to be joining a national brand with such an international reputation. ITN On is working with some of the leading online and mobile brands in the world, and is an outstanding example of a heritage business reinventing itself for the 21st century. They are very forward thinking and entrepreneurial in their approach, and I look forward to working with the team to build on their considerable successes.'
Nicholas Wheeler, Managing Director of ITN On, said: 'Being able to attractsomeone of Mark's calibre shows how exciting the new media sector has become. Clearly it is now being viewed as the place to be. Mark's knowledge of lifestylebrands and the relationships with consumers will be very important in helping to take our business forward.'
Mark joins ITN in January 2009.
For more information please contact John Nolan at ITN on + 44 (0)20 7430 4216 or +44 (0)777 9329 187
About ITN On
ITN On is part of ITN, one of the world's leading news and multimedia content companies. ITN On is the UK's leading supplier of news and other video entertainment content to broadband, mobile phone and radio platforms.
ITN On pioneered video news on mobile in Europe, launching with 3 in 2003 and wasthe first UK company to create made-for-mobile news and weather channels. ITNOn's key business partners include, Vodafone, 3, Orange and T-Mobile as well as established online operators including Yahoo!, MSN, Telegraph Group, Bebo,YouTube and blinkx. ITN On's radio division IRN supplies news to over 250commercial radio stations throughout the UK with a combined daily audience of 24million.