Showtime Networks has promoted Julia Veale to Executive Vice President, Business, Product Development and Management, from her previous SVP role. The announcement was made today by Tom Christie, Chief Operating Officer, Showtime Networks, to whom she reports. Veale will continue to be responsible for product strategy, product development and product management for Showtime subscription services across distribution platforms, technologies, and devices including the Showtime streaming service, Showtime Anytime, SNI’s On Demand services and MVPD partners’ TV Everywhere services. She will also continue to develop new business opportunities.
“Julia’s unique combination of talents, which blend long-term strategic vision with an uncompromising attention to detail, has helped guide the Company’s business and product development efforts for over a decade,” said Christie. “Under Julia’s leadership, Showtime has demonstrated a near flawless introduction of products starting from subscription video on demand many years ago, to the Showtime Anytime TV Everywhere launch, and of course most recently the Showtime stand-alone streaming service on key internet platforms.”
In her previous role as Senior Vice President, Business, Product Development and Management, Veale’s team launched a new streaming service, which is currently available through Amazon, Apple®, Google and Roku, as well as through Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue and Amazon Prime Video. Her team also developed and launched Showtime Anytime, the network’s authentication service, which serves nearly 100% of Showtime subscribers across the network’s cable, DBS and telco distributors.
During her tenure at Showtime, Veale has also been a key player in the development and launch of several strategic initiatives, including SNI’s On Demand services, HD multiplex channels and interactive TV activities.