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Channel 4 elevates Keith Underwood to COO

Keith Underwood has been elevated to chief operating officer of UK pubcaster Channel 4. As COO, Underwood will act as a strategic advisor to C4′s chief executive Alex Mahon and will lead the ...
August 1, 2018

Keith Underwood has been elevated to chief operating officer of UK pubcaster Channel 4.

As COO, Underwood will act as a strategic advisor to C4′s chief executive Alex Mahon and will lead the finance, technology, content management, workspace and business assurance teams.

Underwood took the helm of COO in March 2018 and the confirmation of his appointment concludes the recruitment process.

Most recently, Underwood served as the organization’s director of strategy and technology. Prior to joining Channel 4, he was VP of strategy and digital media for Discovery Networks International, and previously worked in strategy roles at BskyB (Sky UK) and as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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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