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NBCU Television Group Names VPs, Directors

NBC Universal Television Group expanded its business-affairs department and promoted two executives overseeing digital and branded entertainment.

Pam Schechter and Crissy Thomas-Taylor were named vice presidents, while Rafael Gomez-Cabrera and Rajal Lele joined the group as directors, business affairs.

Schechter oversees digital entertainment for NBCU. Thomas-Taylor handles brand integration/product placement for Bravo, Oxygen, Sci Fi Channel, USA Network and NBCU's digital studio. She also negotiates program and talent deals.

Lele, who had been production counsel to NBCU Television Distribution, will concentrate on Oxygen, while Gomez-Cabrera, who had been senior counsel to the television group, will focus on digital and cable entertainment.

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.