Z Living brings on Oller, Krubsack

Los Angeles-based health and entertainment network Z Living has hired Rafe Oller (pictured, left) as company GM and Tim Krubsack (right) as executive VP and head of programming.
September 24, 2015

Los Angeles-based health and entertainment cable network Z Living has hired Rafe Oller (pictured, left) as company GM and Tim Krubsack (right) as executive VP and head of programming.

The new role sees Oller taking on responsibility for the network’s 1,700-plus hours of acquired and original programming. Additionally, Oller will oversee the channel’s distribution, affiliate relations, advertising sales, marketing and operations. He will report to Rajeev Kheror, president, strategy & planning and international business at Living Communications Inc.

Oller has 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.

Tim Krubsack, meanwhile, will oversee the programming and development departments, charged with leading and constructing the network’s programming slate. He will report to Oller.

Krubsack has previously served as senior VP of alternative programming for the NBCUniversal-owned cable net Syfy, where he was tasked with developing the network’s unscripted slate. The exec was responsible for crafting and overseeing the production of such Syfy series as Face Off, Paranormal Witness, Heroes of Cosplay, Total Blackout, Hollywood Treasure and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.

“As the worlds of entertainment and health continue to converge, and viewing becomes ever more seamless among the various platforms, it’s crucial that Z Living’s leadership ranks are entrenched with smart, seasoned executives who are creative, innovative and willing to take risks,” Kheror said in a statement.

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