Ex-Netflix Programming Exec Cindy Holland Joins Board of Entertainment Holding Company Horizon Acquisition Corp. II

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Cindy Holland, the former longtime Netflix VP of original content who departed the streamer two months ago, has joined the board of Horizon Acquisition Corp. II, a special-purpose acquisition corporation targeting the media and entertainment space.

Horizon Acquisition Corp. II was formed in August 2020 by Todd Boehly, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Eldridge Industries, a holding company whose assets include MRC. In September, Penske Media Corp. (Variety’s parent) entered into an agreement with MRC to form a joint venture that merges Billboard, Vibe and the Hollywood Reporter with PMC’s brands.

Last month, Horizon Acquisition Corp. II raised approximately $500 million through an IPO to fund potential M&A activity. A SPAC is a kind of holding company formed solely for the purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering.

“While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in

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Ex-Netflix Exec Cindy Holland Joins Horizon Acquisition Corp. II Board

Cindy Holland, the longtime Netflix VP of original content who departed the streamer two months ago, has joined the board of Horizon Acquisition Corp. II, a special-purpose acquisition corporation targeting the media and entertainment space.

Horizon Acquisition Corp. II was formed in August 2020 by Todd Boehly, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Eldridge Industries, a holding company whose assets include MRC. In September, Penske Media Corp. (Variety‘s parent) entered into an agreement with MRC to form a joint venture that merges Billboard, Vibe and the Hollywood Reporter with PMC’s brands.

In September, Holland exited Netflix after 18 years at the company amid a restructuring of the TV team by content chief Ted Sarandos, who elevated Bela Bajaria to the role of VP of global TV.

Holland was named to the board of Horizon Acquisition Corp. II on Nov. 17, according to a company SEC filing Monday. Prior to

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The Blacklist Joins Other NBC Programming With Lengthy Hiatus


Would NBC have been best keeping its scripted offerings until January? 


The Blacklist is the latest scripted series that the network is putting on hiatus after airing just two episodes. 


The series returned Friday, November 13, and fans were left stunned when a promo after The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 2 revealed a January 22 air date for The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 3. 

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The news is understandably surprising, especially. considering The Blacklist Season 7 was cut short, and The Blacklist Season 8 premiered later than planned. 


If you watch The Blacklist online, you know the fall finale was deadly, sending the battle battle between Red and Liz into overdrive. 

Instigating Mother - The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 2


As a result, fans will be waiting almost nine weeks to find out what happens next, with The Blacklist joining One Chicago and This Is Us as the shows placed on hiatus. 


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Python programming language creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

Van Rossum has come out of retirement to join Microsoft’s Developer Division.

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Van Rossum hinted that he wouldn’t just be working on Python for Windows at Microsoft. 

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Guido van Rossum has joined Microsoft as part of the company’s Developer Division.

Van Rossum, who began work on Python in 1989 and is today credited with founding one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing programming languages, announced the move on Twitter yesterday (12 November).

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“I decided that retirement was boring and have joined the Developer Division at Microsoft.” van Rossum Tweeted.

“To do what? Too many options to say! But it’ll make using Python better for sure (and not just on Windows). There’s lots of open source here. Watch this space.”

The news came as

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Yoon Kye Sang Joins Seo Hyun Jin In Talks For New Drama By “The King: Eternal Monarch” Co-Director

Yoon Kye Sang may be starring opposite Seo Hyun Jin in an upcoming drama!

On November 13, Korean news outlet Ilgan Sports reported that Yoon Kye Sang had been cast as the male lead of the drama “You Are My Spring” (literal translation).

Later that morning, Yoon Kye Sang’s agent confirmed that the actor had been offered a role in the drama, but clarified that he is still in talks and that nothing has yet been decided. The agent stated, “He did receive a casting offer for [‘You Are My Spring’]. It is one of several projects that he is currently considering.”

“You Are My Spring” is described as a drama about three people who go about their adult lives with their seven-year-old selves in their hearts—and who are all held back by the keyword “salvation.” The drama will be helmed by producing director (PD) Jung Ji Hyun of “Mr.

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Cambridge Quantum Computing Joins Exclusive Group of Companies with Access to Honeywell’s Newly Launched Quantum Computer

Access to Honeywell’s System Model H1 quantum computer is a unique value-added resource that supports CQC’s groundbreaking work with top-tier clients in areas ranging from machine learning, optimization, materials science, and life sciences

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Quantum Computing ( CQC ) today announced an agreement with Honeywell Quantum Solutions establishing access to Honeywell’s recently announced premium quantum computer – the System Model H1.

Featuring Honeywell’s quantum charge-coupled device (QCCD) trapped ion technology, the System Model H1 offers 10 fully connected qubits and a proven quantum volume of 128 – the highest measured in the industry to date. Honeywell designed the system to be regularly upgraded with continuous performance enhancements as well, including increased qubit counts, higher fidelities and unique feature modifications.

The agreement enables CQC and its clients, many of whom are amongst the world’s largest companies, to accelerate their research by leveraging Honeywell’s

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Leading Healthcare Analytics Expert, Anita Pramoda, Joins HealthEdge Software Board of Directors

HealthEdge Software, Inc.® (“HealthEdge”), today announced that leading healthcare analytics and enterprise software expert, Anita Pramoda, has joined its Board of Directors.

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Anita Pramoda Joins HealthEdge Software Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. Pramoda is the Founder and CEO of Owned Outcomes, Inc., a health analytics software company. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Los Angeles) and serves as a Board Member (and Chair of Compensation Committee) of Health Catalyst, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCAT), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, and of GoHealth (Nasdaq: GOCO), a digital marketplace for health insurance.

Previously, Ms. Pramoda served as a member of the Board of Directors of Dignity Health Foundation and Allscripts Healthcare (Nasdaq: MDRX), and as Chief Financial Officer at Epic

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As Susan Rovner Joins NBCU as TV and Streaming Programming Chief, Four Challenges Await

Susan Rovner is officially taking the reins as chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming’s entertainment content, leading creative strategy for original content across NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids, USA and streaming service Peacock.

The longtime Warner Bros. Television exec, who was most recently co-president of the studio, will work closely with NBCU’s chairman of entertainment networks Frances Berwick and report to TV and streaming chairman Mark Lazarus. In addition to leading the teams that cover development and current programming for scripted, unscripted, late night and specials, Rovner will also oversee first-run syndication and manage relationships with studio partners, showrunners, producers and creative talent.

“Susan is the bold creative force we need as we rethink the future of our business,” said Lazarus. “Throughout this process I have been consistently impressed by her strong perspective, track record of success and passion for content. Susan joins a great team that is

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Chris Penrose Joins FogHorn as Chief Operating Officer

FogHorn strengthens leadership team with former AT&T executive to support rapid company growth

FogHorn, a leading developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Penrose as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Penrose joins FogHorn from AT&T, where, as Senior Vice President of AT&T IoT Solutions, he led the company to become one of the fastest-growing and successful IoT players in the world. Most recently, Penrose served as the Senior Vice President of Portfolio Integration and Partner Solutions for AT&T Business Solutions, leading the advanced sales, solutioning and consulting efforts for the company, as well overseeing the partnership channel globally. In his role as COO at FogHorn, Penrose will lead the company’s go-to-market functions and support the next phase of company growth into 2021 and beyond.

With over three decades of experience in telecommunications and software, Penrose brings a strong

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BluOS Joins The First Wave To Sign Up To TIDAL Connect

TIDAL, the premium hi-res music streaming service, has just announced the launch of TIDAL Connect. A new way of casting TIDAL streams to selected audio products taking part in the first wave of the launch. One of the first names to sign up to TIDAL Connect is BluOS, the multi-room streaming app from Lenbrook International, the company behind NAD Electronics.

TIDAL has selected a small number of partners to launch TIDAL Connect, including NAD Electronics, Bluesound, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio. Users will be able to access TIDAL Connect’s first and only HiFi casting technology from a music streaming service,

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