Atlantic Broadband Names Two to VP Posts

Atlantic Broadband has named two long-time cable executives to its management team, the company said Tuesday.

Former NBC Universal executive Heather McCallion has been named vice president, programming and former telecom executive Leslie Brown was tapped as senior vice president and general counsel for the Quincy, Mass.-based MSO.

Atlantic Broadband, which has about 251,000 customers, was purchased last year by Canadian telecom firm Cogeco for about $1.36 billion.

As vice president, programming, McCallion will oversee all deal negotiation, implementation and compliance for all of Atlantic Broadband’s video content.

She had served as vice president of field sales and marketing for NBC Universal, responsible for all deal implementation, compliance and incremental growth for the NBCU portfolio of 20 brands, including retransmission consent for NBCU’s owned TV stations. Previously, she held other leadership positions with NBCU, Starz and the Walt Disney Co.
“With 15 years of content distribution experience, Heather McCallion has a deep understanding of the programming contract landscape and how to collaborate with partners to build value for consumers,” said Atlantic Broadband president and CEO Edward T. Holleran in a statement.
As senior vice president and general counsel, Brown will be responsible for all of Atlantic Broadband’s legal, governmental and regulatory affairs. She replaces Bartlett Leber, who has been with Atlantic Broadband since its inception.

 “Bartlett has been an invaluable asset to the success of Atlantic Broadband and will be missed as she moves on to new opportunities. We are thrilled to have Leslie to fill her shoes,” Holleran said in a statement.
Prior to joining Atlantic Broadband, Brown served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Lightower Fiber Networks. Previously, she served as vice president of law and public policy for Adelphia Cable’s Northeast Region.