Brad Schwartz Named Pop President

Brad Schwartz, who had been president of entertainment and media at Pop since joining the then-TVGN in April 2013, is expanding his role to become president of the network. David Wisnia, the longtime entertainment lawyer who had been president of business operations, is leaving the network to pursue other opportunities, the network, a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate, said in a release.

“Brad’s leadership of TVGN’s successful transition to and rebranding as Pop reflects his clear strategic vision for the network as well as his strong programming skills and business acumen,” CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said in the release. “We’re pleased to expand his mandate to include oversight of the integrated creative and business operations of the network as Pop continues to build its brand, develop new programming and maintain its growth trajectory.”

Schwartz previously was a programming executive at Fuse, MTV and CTV in Canada.

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