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Dec 9, 2002  •  Post A Comment

New York-Some 10 people at various levels of Millennium Sales & Marketing, the largest of Katz Television Group’s three TV divisions, lost their jobs last week in a restructuring that hit hardest in New York, where about two-thirds of Millennium’s 300-plus employees are headquartered. The layoffs are thought to be in anticipation of the year ahead, which many media companies expect to be a challenging one without elections or Olympics-size events to fuel advertising-related businesses.
Bravo deal all but done
New York-An announcement is expected imminently that NBC has completed its acquisition of the Bravo cable channel from Cablevision Systems Corp. just weeks after the $1.25 billion deal was announced. It is expected that NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker will oversee the film and arts channel, while Jeff Gaspin, Mr. Zucker’s executive in charge of alternative series, specials, long-form and program strategy, will manage Bravo’s day-to-day programming and operation.
Wilkin won’t renew
New York-Diana Wilkin, a favorite of Fox affiliates with whom she has worked during her seven years in affiliate relations, told co-workers last week that instead of renewing her contract as senior VP for network distribution at Fox Broadcasting, she is taking the holidays off and then deciding what she wants to do next. She is said to have multiple options already. There was no word last week about a successor for Ms. Wilkin.