Gemstar Names New COO

Oct 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Gemstar-TV Guide International said Thursday that it has named Mike McKee as chief operating officer of the company and president of the company’s interactive program guides operation.

Reporting to Gemstar CEO Rich Battista, Mr. McKee in his role as COO will assist in operating the company, with specific responsibility for human resources, facilities, data solutions and information technology. As president of the company’s IPG unit, he will oversee Gemstar’s cable and satellite IPG business and its consumer electronics division.

Previously Mr. McKee was COO of the company’s international consumer-electronics division, responsible for incorporating the IPG technology into consumer electronics products worldwide. He joined Gemstar in 1997 as president of the Superstar/Netlink Group, which provided programming to households with C-band satellite dishes.