“NBCUniversal on Monday unveiled a management shakeup that will see Bonnie Hammer shift from launching the Peacock streaming platform to overseeing all broadcast and cable studio operations,” reports business editor Cynthia Littleton and television reporter Elaine Low in a scoop for Variety.
The story continues, “Comcast veteran Mat Strauss is joining NBCUniversal as the new head of Peacock, while Paul Telegdy will become the solo chairman of NBC Entertainment, multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed.
“George Cheeks, who has spent the past 12 months as co-chair of the NBC Entertainment broadcast division alongside Telegdy, will shift to a vice-chair role under Hammer, who will serve as chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios. She reports to Steve Burke, NBCU CEO.”
The story explains that “The restructuring is said to be driven by NBCU’s desire to consolidate oversight of its parallel broadcast and cable production operations, a move made by a number of NBCU’s rivals in recent years.”
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