NBCUniversal and Comcast Name Maggie Mclean Suniewick as Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration
Oct 29 13
NBCUniversal and Comcast announced the appointment of Comcast executive Maggie McLean Suniewick to Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration. According to the company, Suniewick will report to both Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal and Neil Smit, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable and Executive Vice President of Comcast Corp. Suniewick will be responsible for spearheading NBCUniversal's key Symphony initiatives across the entire company's properties and with Comcast Corp. Most recently, Suniewick served as Vice President, Programming for Comcast Cable where she managed programming across all Comcast platforms and executed the 2012 "Xfinity TV Watchathon," which offered thousands of shows to Comcast customers for free and broke all prior records on the platforms, logging double digit percentage viewership increases over the course of the week-long campaign. In her new role, Suniewick will be charged with identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities between Comcast, a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers and businesses under the Xfinity brand, and NBCUniversal's portfolio which includes two broadcast networks Spanish and English language 17 cable networks and more than 50 digital properties, a motion picture company, television production operations, a television stations group and theme parks.
NBC Universal Appoints Sarah Cooper as Chief Operating Officer, Effective March 11, 2013
Mar 5 13
NBC Universal has hired BBC Worldwide chief operating officer Sarah Cooper as it looks to expand its international production business. Cooper will become chief operating officer at NBC Universal International Television Production, the Hollywood studio's London-based division. She joins on March 11, after six years in the BBCW role, reporting into company president Michael Edelstein. She will be responsible for business and legal affairs, finance and format sales as the company looks to establish new production ventures and strike further partnerships.
NBC Universal Names E. Mcrae Budill President of TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal Content Distribution
Oct 22 12
NBC Universal announced that it has named E. McRae 'Mac' Budill, President of NBCUniversal TV Networks Distribution. He will report to Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. Budill will begin his new role in the coming weeks. Budill will oversee the strategic direction of the company's network portfolio including the sales and distribution relationships for NBCUniversal's broadcast and cable multi-channel distribution partners, as well as manage marketing and communications.