Segerstrale joins LoveFilm board

European film and games rental giant LoveFilm has announced the appointment of Kristian Segerstrale as a non-executive director.

Segerstrale is the CEO and co-founder of casual games specialist Playfish, which was snapped up by EA last year for around $250m. He also spent six years as a senior executive at portable gaming specialist Glu Mobile.

Also joining the company as non-executive director is Roland Steindorf, an experienced figure in the German broadband and media sectors.

LoveFilm is a pioneer in the shift of media from physical products to digital services,” Segerstrale stated.

They are in the midst of a transformational growth opportunity in home entertainment through new distribution and consumption models similar to that taking place in computer games. I’m excited to be involved in LoveFilm’s strategy and to be part of defining the future of film and television entertainment consumption.”

LoveFilm chairman Charles Gurassa added: We welcome Kristian and Roland to the LoveFilm board.

They join a remarkable group of talented business leaders steering the growth of this exciting European subscription entertainment business. Together Kristian and Roland bring tremendous knowledge of the gaming, mobile and digital media sectors at a time when LoveFilm is rapidly advancing its digital services to televisions, PCs and handheld devices.”

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