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Spike names Eastburg VP of original series

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network's non-scripted series.
October 28, 2011

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network’s non-scripted series.

Eastburg is based in the network’s California offices and comes to Spike TV from his previous job as co-executive producer of Car Lot Cowboy. He reports to Tim Duffy, senior VP of original series.

Sharon Levy, Spike’s exec VP of original series and animation, said of Eastburg: “We have worked extensively with him on a number of projects and we’ve always felt his vision and energy lines up perfectly with our Spike goals.

“We look forward to having him play an instrumental part in developing programming that resonates with our audience.”

In addition to his work on Car Lot Cowboy, Eastburg has also served as co-executive producer on two seasons of the Spike TV series DEA from Al Roker Entertaiment, the TLC series Sarah Palin’s Alaska and truTV’s Tiger Team.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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