NBCUniversal is reorganizing its lineup of top executives, with Variety reporting that CEO Steve Burke is tweaking his direct reports as the media company readies for the launch of a streaming service next year.
“Mark Lazarus and Jeff Shell will take on expanded roles overseeing NBCUniversal’s vast television operations,” Variety reports. “Longtime cable chief Bonnie Hammer will shift to oversee NBCU’s streaming plans, which will be somewhat different from those burnished by many of the company’s competitors. The offering will be free to NBCU pay-cable subscribers in the U.S. and will be supported by advertising.”
Lazarus, who’s currently supervisor of NBC Sports and stations, will expand his oversight and become chairman of NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News.
“He will run cable operations previously managed by Hammer as well as NBCU’s various news operations, including NBC News and CNBC,” Variety reports.
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