Gabriel Marano advanced to senior vice president, scripted programming at A&E Network. He had been VP, drama programming at the network since February 2013.
Dante Di Loreto was named president of television at Chernin Entertainment, based in Los Angeles. The former Glee executive producer comes from WatchWorks Entertainment, a production entity he formed earlier this year with partner Ryan Murphy.
Philippe Maigret has joined ITV Studios America as president, scripted programming, based in Los Angeles. He was formerly CEO of Endemol Studios.
Stephen Pickens advanced to vice president, partnership development at Winter Park, Fla.-based Kre8 Media. He had been director of client services and business development.
Mediacom Park, N.Y.-based MSO Mediacom Communications has promoted Tom Larsen to senior vice president, government and public relations. Also, Peter Lyons advanced to senior vice president, information technology.
Pleasanton, Calif.-based voice, data, security and cloud services provider MegaPath has added Arnaud Gautier as senior vice president, marketing and product management, and Brenda Viloria as vice president, customer care. Gautier had been senior VP, marketing at Fusion; Viloria comes from Wave Broadband, where she was executive VP, customer support.
Ian Trombley has been tapped as president of NBCUniversal’s Operations and Technical Services unit, including its network operating centers in Denver, New York and New Jersey. He had been executive VP, television operations.
Erin Mechanic has joined Spike’s original series team in Los Angeles as development producer. She comes from Endemol Shine Group subsidiary Ardaban, where she was a development executive.
Starz has elevated Judy Batenburg to senior vice president, IT services, based in Englewood, Colo. She had been VP.
Also, Vince Hostak advanced to senior vice president, postproduction, from VP.
New York-based global marketing agency United Entertainment Group has advanced Mary Scott to president, sports and brand experiences, and Robby Wells to chief strategy officer.
UEG also hired Gabe Banner as senior vice president, brand experience, sports; Nicole Bradley as vice president, communications; Dave Santaniello as senior vice president, rights and partnerships; and Melanie Washington as vice president, brand experiences.
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