MTV has hired industry veterans Scott Guthrie and David Cox to run its gaming division as it looks to build upon the tremendous success of its first gaming franchise, “Rock Band.”

Guthrie, who becomes executive VP/general manager, joins MTV Games from publisher THQ, where he served as executive VP of publishing. Prior to that Guthrie worked as senior VP of sales and distribution for The Walt Disney Company's Buena Vista Home Entertainment group.

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