Longtime television executive Ken Werner, the president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, announced today that he will retire at the end of the year. After that, Werner will serve as a consultant to the group.
“Since 2006, Werner has overseen the operations of the entertainment industry’s leading distributors of entertainment programming to the domestic television marketplace, handling distribution of all Warner Bros. produced content (first run syndication, off-network television and theatrical motion pictures) to on-demand (both ad-supported and subscription), pay, cable, satellite and broadcast networks and local broadcast stations,” Warner Bros. noted in announcing Werner’s retirement.
Said Werner: “I have had a charmed career; fortunate to work at leading companies, alongside immensely talented colleagues, representing the most compelling content in a business that is always changing. I leave Warner Bros. with great pride in what my teams have accomplished, beginning with building the distribution foundation for the fifth broadcast network (The WB) through to the last seven years as we asserted a leadership role in developing the on-demand marketplace with precedent-setting innovative deals.”
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