Comcast Interactive Media hires Gilford as SVP

Fri, 07/18/2008 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast, announced that Karin Gilford has joined the company as SVP of Fancast and online entertainment.

Gilford, who was formerly with Yahoo for eight years, will build and manage Fancast, as well as seek out additional opportunities for Comcast Interactive Media in the online entertainment space. Gilford will report to CIM President Amy Banse.

“Karin is a great addition to the CIM family,” Banse said. “She understands our vision for a seamless, multi-screen entertainment experience and how the Internet can and should play a role in managing that experience. Her proven track record of developing and growing multiple online entertainment businesses from TV to music to movies will be a tremendous asset to Fancast and our online entertainment strategy.”

Gilford was most recently VP and GM of Yahoo Entertainment, which included leading all programming, content and business strategies for all of Yahoo’s entertainment consumer Web sites.

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