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Comcast names slate of execs in programming, content acquisition

Tue, 07/10/2007 - 9:53am
Brian Santo

Comcast announced several promotions, and said it had expanded the responsibilities of several members of its Programming Group and its Content Acquisition Group.

Jeff Shell, president, Comcast Programming Group, announced that Bill Bridgen will join Comcast SportsNet. Bridgen previously served as executive vice president of network distribution, Comcast Programming Group.

Alan Dannenbaum will succeed Bridgen as EVP network distribution. Dannenbaum was senior vice president of content acquisition for Comcast.

Earl Marshall was named vice president of business development, Comcast Programming Group. Marshall previously served as senior director for Comcast's Corporate Development Group. He will lead a team responsible for the expansion of the company's current network properties and will work with the company's existing networks in evaluating new media opportunities.

Matt Bond, EVP content acquisition, announced that Jennifer Gaiski has been promoted to senior vice president, Content Acquisition. Gaiski most recently served as vice president of Content Acquisition.

Allan Singer will succeed Dannenbaum as senior vice president, Content Acquisition.

Matthew Strauss has been named senior vice president, New Media. Strauss, who had been senior vice president of content acquisition and development, will continue to manage the development and acquisition of non-linear video programming services, and also will assume responsibility for developing content for Comcast's Internet properties.

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