DEG Europe Appoints New Chair, Vice Chair4 Mar, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Digital Entertainment Group Europe, or DEGE, has appointed Don Hunton, EVP of Europe at Paramount Home Entertainment International, as its new chairman, and Jonathan Beardsworth, VP of sales and marketing for Technicolor Europe, as its vice chair.
"I'm honored to have been chosen by my peers to serve as the DEGE board chair and look forward to an incredibly productive year," Hunton said. "Our focus will be on tackling key industry challenges by offering a broad, pan-regional perspective and assisting the ongoing efforts of regional organizations."
DEGE’s first major activity under Hunton and Beardsworth will be supporting the March 10 to 11 PEVE Entertainment event in London, where the group will host a “live focus group” of European consumers as the show’s final session. Beardsworth will co-moderate the panel, which will explore the changing purchasing habits of DVD consumers.
“The DEGE has been gaining momentum since its inception and I'm pleased to accept the newly created role of board vice chair," Beardsworth said. "With many exciting initiatives afoot, I look forward to working with Don, the board and our subcommittees to expand and elevate our work across the industry and across the region.”