Following two years with Los Angeles-headquartered health and entertainment network Z Living, Rafe Oller (pictured) is stepping down from his role as CEO and general manager to pursue a new venture. A search is underway for his replacement.
Meanwhile, Rajeev Kheror has been appointed president of the network, having previously served as president of strategy and planning of international business at Z Living’s parent company Zee Entertainment.
“Z Living made great strides in the last several years, and we thank Rafe Oller for his leadership in elevating the network’s original programming and marketing strategies,” said Amit Goenka, CEO of Zee Entertainment, in a statement. “Now, as Z Living enters its next chapter, we have great faith in the vision of Rajeev Kheror to further the network’s commitment to programming dedicated to healthy living, and to broadening its reach in the U.S. and globally.”
Oller joined Z Living in 2015. Under his leadership, the network launched several original series including Finding Fido (3 Ball Entertainment), Altar’d (Bodega Pictures), The Big Fat Truth (3 Ball Entertainment), Yoga Girls (Charlie Ebersol’s The Company) and Popsugar Presents Conquered (Popsugar Studios).
Oller previously held varying senior executive titles at Fox Broadcasting Company, Comcast Networks, Warner Bros. International, and NUVOtv. He has also held the role of VP of creative director at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, where he led the overhaul of digital, social and consumer marketing, and on-air promotion. Immediately prior to boarding Z Living, Oller served as a media consultant for Firebrand Creative Group.
Going forward, Z Living will increase its focus on programming that reflects a healthy lifestyle. This comes following the success of The Dr. Oz Show, which the network acquired earlier this year.
“Across the world, we see significant and growing interest in healthy lifestyle content, something that is culturally transcendent, which is especially relevant in this complex and ever-evolving marketplace,” said Kheror. “I look forward to helping bring a global perspective to Z Living as we refine our content strategy, and build our distribution in 2018 and beyond.”