Boris Kaz, MTV’s senior vice-president of ad sales, resigned
abruptly at the end of last week after ten years with the satellite
Kaz walked out of MTV last Friday, and it is unclear whether he has
another position to go to. An MTV spokeswoman insisted there was no
acrimony in his decision to leave the company.
His departure prompted a reshuffle in the MTV advertising department,
announced this week. Chris Dobson, Simon Lewis and Jonathan Patrick, all
vice-presidents of advertising sales, will now report directly to Harvey
Ganot, the worldwide president of advertising sales for MTV
However, a UK-based senior vice-president is likely to be appointed to
take over Kaz’s responsibilities and head the sales team.
Kaz joined MTV Europe at its inception in 1987 as a senior sales
executive in the advertising sales department. He was later promoted to
the role of senior vice-president and was instrumental in growing and
developing MTV’s ad sales revenue.
He oversaw the drive for ad revenue as part of MTV’s regional expansion,
such as the launch of dedicated regional services, including MTV UK,
which began broadcasting to UK viewers in October.