NBCU Int’l Networks undergoes restructure

NBCUniversal International Networks is restructuring its UK and emerging markets teams under the leadership of Colin McLeod, MD of emerging markets EMEA, a company spokesperson has confirmed.
November 5, 2015

NBCUniversal International Networks is merging its UK and emerging markets teams under the leadership of Colin McLeod, MD of emerging markets EMEA, a company spokesperson has confirmed.

Meanwhile, Nicky Douglas - MD of UK for NBCUniversal International Networks – will be exiting the company as her role has been dissolved following the two teams merging under the direction of a single MD.

Douglas, who was named to the post in 2013, oversaw the company’s stable of channels, including Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, Universal Channel and Movies 24.

Employees were invited to a meeting held by Marie Holive, MD at NBCUniversal International Networks, and senior executives to be told in person of the restructuring efforts. Job cuts are expected at the company, though it is as yet unclear how many will be affected.

A small number of employees are now undergoing a period of consultation expected to last up to six weeks, a spokesperson told realscreen.

The decision to merge operations for the UK and emerging markets comes just months after the company formed a regional hub for EMEA in August, under the leadership of Satpal Brainch, MD of distribution and networks for EMEA.

The EMEA hub marked the third multi-regional hub created under NBCUniversal International, with additional hubs in Latin America and Asia.

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