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Higgins joins Cartoon Network

Bob Higgins, senior vice president and executive producer at New York-based Classic Media,
has joined Cartoon Network in Atlanta as senior VP,
programming and development.

He will oversee development and production of in-house series, shorts and
specials, as well as programming from various production partners.

In addition, Higgins will oversee scheduling for both Cartoon and co-owned
retro channel Boomerang.

Higgins replaces Mike Lazzo, who moved over to head up adult-targeted
programming for the channel.

At Classic, Higgins oversaw TV, films and direct-to-video for characters
(Casper, Richie Rich, Lassie) from Harvey Comics, Jay Ward, UPA and Golden Books
libraries.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.