Craig Hunegs, president, business and strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTV) and president, Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN), will be exiting the company at the end of 2018.
Hunegs has been with Warner Bros. for more than two decades. He was promoted to his role as president of WBTV in May 2013. Additionally, he also served on the board of The CW network, helping to build its linear and digital distribution strategies.
While serving as president at WBTV, Hunegs was responsible for overall television group performance and for growing the Studio’s television business. In addition, Hunegs shepherded production for U.S. broadcast, basic and premium cable networks and SVOD platforms, the growth of Warner Bros. Animation’s kids’ business, expansion of international local production and of linear and on-demand TV distribution windows. He also played a critical role in brokering deals for all television group production divisions.
Hunegs was the founding president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, which launched in June 2016. The executive led the expansion of Warner Bros.’ OTT services, the growth of its digital-native content development and production, and Warner Bros.’ direct-to-consumer business. Those products included such streaming services as FilmStruck, which has been shuttered in the wake of the acquisition of what is now WarnerMedia by AT&T.
Previously, Hunegs served as EVP, Warner Bros. Television Group from 2006 to 2013, where he was part of the processes in the acquisitions of Alloy Entertainment and Shed Media and the creation of The CW network.