Ex-MTV Networks exec joins Bigpoint.com

Simon Guild to advise on expansion of gaming site

CANNES -- Simon Guild, former president and CEO of MTV Networks Europe, has been named chairman of the board at online gaming group Bigpoint.com.

Guild, who spearheaded the expansion of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central in Europe, will be charged with advising Bigpoint on its own international roll out.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint is controlled by GE, NBC Universal and private equity group EMT Communications Partners. The company specializes in browser-based multiplayer online role-playing games.

Bigpoint claims to be the market leader in browser games (games that do not have to be downloaded) and one of the top three gaming portals worldwide.