Internet TV Startup Veoh Networks Names ex-Yahoo Mitgang as CEO

Veoh Networks, an Internet TV startup that launched in February, has named former Yahoo SVP Steve Mitgang as CEO. He replaces founding CEO Dmitry Shapiro, who will assume the role of "chief innovation officer," with an active role in the business.

Mitgang joins other ex-Yahoos at Veoh: Ted Meisel, former president of Overture and Yahoo Search Marketing, is Veoh Networks' chairman; and Josh Metzger, former SVP of business affairs at Overture, is Veoh's SVP of corporate development. Veoh has also named former VP of interactive at Sirius Satellite Radio Jennifer Betka as SVP of marketing.

Veoh reported 14.3 million unique users in June, more than triple the 4.4 million it had in February. Its VeohTV product, currently in beta, "acts as a specialized video browser and DVR (digital video recorder) for discovering, viewing and managing online video." It includes a personalized recommendation engine to help users discover new online video

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