MacLellan assumed the president, international television, role at NBC Universal following the NBCU-Comcast merger last year and he has now detailed which executives will fill which senior positions.
The new structure sees Ken Bettsteller return to the fold. Formerly COO of E! Entertainment, now part of the expanded NBCU group, he becomes managing director, Latin America, Universal Networks International. Elsewhere, Simone Nardi will be chief financial and Lee Raftery executive vice-president, marketing. Both will report to MacLellan and be based in London.
Steve Patscheck will be the LA-based executive vice-president, international programming for Universal Networks International. Both report to MacLellan. Belinda Menendez has already been announced as president, international television distribution and, under the new structure, executives reporting to her include Duccio Donati, executive vice-president, Universal Networks International and Don McGregor, executive vice-president, international television distribution. Both will be based in London.
Jay McNamara will be executive vice-president, business development and sales strategy, international television and Brandon Franklin chief financial officer, finance, global television distribution, both based in LA. There will also be four ‘integrated territory leaders’, reporting directly to Menendez. Maxim Mikhailov will oversee Russia, Carolyn Stalins France, Maria Sanchez-Munoz Iberia and Marwen Helayel the Middle East, Greece and Turkey.