Microsoft on Monday said that former Liberate executive John Walthall will become director of worldwide sales for Microsoft TV. Walthall had served as Liberate?s vice president of sales for the Americas.
The capture of an executive from competitor Liberate comes as Microsoft continues the rescue effort for its struggling TV division. The software giantMicrosoft TV operations in April with layoffs and restructuring, following a larger restructuring in . In May, Microsoft a new interactive program guide as part of a competitive move against Liberate.