Court TV Ad Sales Chief Collier Departs

Jul 27, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Charlie Collier, executive VP and general manager of ad sales at Court TV, is leaving amid another round of layoffs at the network, which was acquired by Time Warner in May for $735 million.

About a dozen staffers were affected in this round of layoffs, including senior managers in the network’s human resources and legal departments.

Ad sales, legal and human relations chores will be handled by the staffs at TW’s Turner Broadcasting. Court TV now reports to Turner. In June, about 50 staffers in affiliate relations, corporate communications, finance and accounting were let go as Turner eliminated job redundancies and cut costs.

Turner Broadcasting has about 30 ad sales position open, and Court TV ad sales staffers have been asked to apply for those posts.

Mr. Collier, best known for pushing Court TV as an industry leader in making ad deals based on viewer engagement, is said to be discussing a senior executive posts at several companies, including Rainbow Media, where he worked earlier in his career. Before joining Court TV, Mr. Collier was head of ad sales for Oxygen.