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Paramount Net TV Hires Pair

Paramount Network Television has named Francisco Arias vice president of business affairs and Bridget Hegarty vice president of current programming.

Arias, who will report to senior VP of business affairs, Dan Kupetz, will oversee deals for pilots, series, and films.

He comes from Touchstone Television, where he was director of business affairs, handling shows including ABC’s Desperate Housewives and NBC’s Scrubs.

Hegarty, who will report to senior VP of current programming Tom Russo, will handle creative on shows including UPN’s Everybody Hates Chris and CBS’s Ghost Whisperer.

She comes from Twentieth Television, where she was director of current programming.

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.