UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 10, 2013 – Mark Binke has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Production, Universal Cable Productions (UCP). The announcement was made by George Cheeks, who has executive oversight of TV production operations for UCP, Universal Television and NBC Entertainment and to whom Binke now reports. Binke is the key senior executive responsible for all production aspects for UCP across the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group as well as for third-party networks, co-productions and original digital content. His expertise in the production area extends to leading the team of production executives and overseeing the production operations of the series that shoot in various locations throughout the United States, North America and overseas. Additionally, Binke’s responsibilities include keeping abreast of both domestic and international tax incentive locales as well as overseeing the management of facilities and vendor deals and guiding union contract negotiations. Previously, Binke was Senior Vice President, Cable & Digital Production, Universal Television/Cable & Digital Productions.