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Beth Roberts Named COO, UCP & EVP, NBCU Cable Ent & Cable

announced on Wednesday that Beth Roberts has been named chief operating
officer, Universal Cable Productions, and executive vice president,
business affairs, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Roberts will report directly to Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment.

will assume operational responsibilities for the strategic and
financial growth of Universal Cable Productions, as well as oversee the
business affairs for USA Network, Syfy, E! Entertainment, G4, Sleuth,
Chiller, Universal HD, UCP and E! production studios.

"As a business affairs executive, Beth has always struck a perfect balance between strategic vision
and fiscal discipline," said Hammer. "That's
exactly what we need to take UCP to the next level, so Beth's new role
is an ideal expansion of her responsibilities."

Robert was previously the EVP, business affairs, cable entertainment and UCP.