Santana Out As NTN Buzztime CEO

NTN Buzztime said Thursday it’s terminating the employment of CEO Dario L. Santana as of July 9 after failing to reach agreement on renewal terms.

Santana, a former executive with General Instrument and Motorola Broadband and a streaming-media startup called Aerocast, came to the Carlsbad, Calif.-based interactive-TV game provider in July 2006. His base salary is $400,000 per year. He will remain a director of the company, which said in a securities filing it is searching for a successor.

NTN Buzztime’s play-along trivia game is available on some Comcast and Blue Ridge Communications digital-cable systems and as a $3.99 monthly pay service on Dish Network.

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