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James Murdoch, 30, to London-based CEO of U.K. pay-TV network British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) from chairman-CEO of Star Group, News Corp.'s Asian satellite TV service. Mr. Murdoch's appointment to succeed Tony Ball has invited criticism because News Corp., owned by his father, Rupert Murdoch, owns 35.4% of BSkyB.

Tim Lindsay's post as worldwide president will be abolished when he leaves Lowe & Partners Worldwide, London, in early 2004. Ian Creasey, 44, will move in January from president of Asia to the vacant role of London-based president for Europe, Middle East and Africa of the Interpublic Group of Cos. agency.

Bruno Kemoun and Eryck Rebbouh, joint chief executives of Aegis Media Europe, have unexpectedly left the company "to pursue other professional interests," the company said.

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