Video Networks head of programming Dan Marks has left the video-on-demand (VOD) company, Video Networks confirmed on Friday (August 11).

Video Networks said Marks would be replaced. The move follows the appointment of Etienne de Villiers, former president and managing director of Walt Disney International for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as a non-executive director.

The VoD operation plans a London roll-out this year and a national roll-out in 2001 after raising more than $153m (£102m) in equity from investment vehicle Digital Explosion. The company, which has raised $255m (£170m) in private equity since launching, may also float.

Video Networks has been expanding film activities with recent deals with US studios including Buena Vista International Television and Columbia TriStar International Television. The company also has an alliance with UK distributor Downtown Pictures for independent films.