NBC Universal’s London office has announced two promotions to tie in with the broadcaster’s international expansion.
Laurent Dumeau has been appointed VP, Global Affiliate Sales. In his new role, Dumeau will be responsible for global affiliate sales and strategy, working alongside local and regional MDs.
John Burnett becomes VP, commercial operations, and will now control and manage Universal Networks’ continued growth plan including the planning and delivery of new channels and other key commercial projects across all regions.
After last year’s development of five core channel brands, 2010 has already seen the launch of Syfy Universal in France and 13th Street Universal in Australia. Further Q1 brand launches include Syfy Universal in Benelux and Spain and Universal Channel in Africa.
The rollout of HD channels is a strategic priority for 2010. Launches have already taken place in the UK, France, Japan and Portugal.