NBC Universal International has unveiled its integrated overseas TV structure following Kevin MacLellan’s appointment as president in March. The shake-up shows cable TV giant Comcast asserting its grip internationally under NBCUniversal International chairman Jeff Shell. Rhoma Khanna, who MGM appointed in June as President of TV Group and Digital, left NBCUI following MacLellan’s appointment in the aftermath of the NBCU-Comcast merger. Here is NBCU’s release:
London – 28 September 2011 – NBCUniversal International today outlined its integrated International Television leadership structure following the company’s March announcement, which combined its television assets – International TV Distribution (TVD), Universal Networks International (UNI), International TV Production (TVP) and Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) – into one cohesive division run by Kevin MacLellan, President, International Television.
MacLellan has led the integration process with the goal of enhancing collaboration and driving further business growth through the combination of NBCUniversal’s international television divisions.
MacLellan commented: “We have reached a milestone in determining the leadership organisation that positions us for future growth. Combining our television strands encompassing production, networks and distribution into one cohesive, highly performing unit has been a complex but rewarding process. The new structure provides us with a unique opportunity to be more competitive, flexible, customer focused and positioned for growth.” (more…)