The previous Life-style Networks president took on the bigger function throughout the firm as a part of a restructure that noticed Paul Telegdy exit his publish as NBC Leisure Chairman.
This comes as Chris McCumber, President, Leisure Networks, USA Community & Syfy, is leaving NBCUniversal after 19 years on the firm’s flagship leisure cable networks.
NBCU consolidated all of its English-language linear networks into one group, overseen by Berwick on the enterprise facet. Berwick could have operational oversight of all networks and dayparts and be chargeable for commissioning and buying content material to be optimized throughout these platforms. Moreover, Berwick’s crew will implement windowing and scheduling methods throughout the NBC broadcast community and the cable leisure networks.
Susan Rovner, who Warner Bros confirmed was leaving her function as President of Warner Bros Tv, is predicted to work alongside Berwick on the programming facet.
Jeff Bader will lead program planning, including the six cable leisure networks to his present NBC oversight.
Val Boreland will increase her tasks of shopping for and curating content material throughout the Leisure and Life-style cable group to supervise acquisitions throughout all of its networks and platforms together with Peacock.
Chris McCumber Exits As USA & SyFy President After Almost 2 Decades At NBCU
Liz Mahaffey, who oversaw Peacock’s launch because the chief of their shopper insights crew, will now add to her remit analysis and insights for the leisure manufacturers, centralizing and prioritizing its viewers intelligence efforts and driving cross platform insights. She may also handle the company analysis perform.
Lauren McCollester will change into head of enterprise affairs.
Jenny Storms will construct upon her function at NBC Sports activities by including leisure advertising to her purview. She’s going to proceed to report into Pete Bevacqua, President, NBC Sports activities Group for her sports activities tasks.
Chip Sullivan, who has led communications for NBC Leisure for the previous 5 years, will now tackle the function of head of communications throughout all of its leisure networks. Chip’s tasks will embody inside and exterior communications, publicity and expertise relations.
In an inside observe to workers, she stated she had the “pleasure of spending a while throughout these previous couple of weeks with leaders throughout our teams. As we start to construct our new division, I’ve been constantly impressed, though in no way shocked, on the stage of expertise and experience we have now inside our midst.”
“These executives have been chosen from throughout the portfolio for his or her deep data, various set of experiences and need to lean into change as a power to deliver our enterprise into the longer term,” she added.
“Our objective is to deliver readability as rapidly as doable conserving in thoughts that our high precedence is to make selections in a considerate and knowledgeable approach,” she wrote. “Change could cause uncertainty, and I don’t underestimate the issue of navigating this time whereas additionally doing all that’s required to maintain creating nice content material and conserving our shoppers engaged. And whereas change can deliver challenges, it additionally brings alternative. By aligning assets and harnessing experience from throughout our portfolio, we will construct centralized groups which can be extra nimble, revolutionary, and total higher outfitted to compete on this ever-evolving content material panorama.”