Longtime Showtime Networks executive Tom Christie has been elevated to Chief Operating Officer. The 25-year company veteran will continue to lead Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, affiliate marketing, network operations and new business development teams, and the Showtime streaming service product group.

Showtime LogoChristie will continue to have oversight of the planning and execution of future strategies and new business ventures. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks, to whom he reports.

“Tom is an executive of the highest caliber and is one of our key strategic leaders,” said Nevins. “He is central to driving our long-term growth as we continue to expand onto new platforms.”

Christie previously served as President of Distribution, Business Development and Network Operations for Showtime Networks. Before that he was EVP Sales and Affiliate Marketing at Sundance Channel, and VP of National Accounts, Western Region, for Showtime Networks.