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The Africa Channel in Los Angeles has promoted Narendra Reddy to executive vice president, content and global operations. He had been senior VP, programming and production.

Also, Karen Juve advanced to vice president, programming and acquisitions from director; and Lynneise Joseph was promoted to director, current programming, from manager, programming.


Lynn Charytan was upped to executive vice president, general counsel of Comcast Cable. She was senior VP, legal regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel for Comcast Corp.


Leila Rahimi has joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago as anchir for the network’s SportsNet Central program. She comes from CSN Philadelphia, where she was a SportsNet Central anchor and field reporter.


Jason Klarman has joined Fullscreen in Los Angeles as the company’s first-ever chief marketing officer. The former Oxygen Media president most recently served as president of consultancy Hashtag Media Ideas.


Kathryn Fink has been named managing director of Fox International Channels Italy, based in Rome. She is the former director of finance at News Corp. and was president of News Digital Ventures.


The Jim Henson Co. has promoted Jeremy Nocon to vice president, business development, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. He had been director, business development.


San Francisco-based Kenshoo has named Russ Finks as managing director, Americas. He had been VP, North American agencies.


Nadine Santos has added Nadine Santos as senior manager of programming, pop/music/kids, responsible for day-to-day programming of the service’s pop stations. She comes from radio station WBMP (92.3 AMP Radio) in New York, where she was assistant program director/music director.


John Childress has joined the National Cable Television Cooperative in Lenexa, Kan., as vice president of product strategy and management, a new post. He comes from co-op member WideOpenWest, where he worked in product development and residential service management roles.


Video publishing, analytics and monetization firm Ooyala has named Scott Braley as general manager of programmatic advertising. He was senior VP of demand at OpenX.


Wuppertal, Germany-based Riedel Communications has named Joyce Bente as president and CEO of Riedel North America. She comes from broadcast rental company Bextel, where she was director of sales.


Simone Nardi was named managing director, finance and operations for Scripps Networks Interactive’s international division, based in New York. He had been international chief financial officer.


Bryan Terry has joined truTV as vice president, development and programming. He was cofounder of PhearCreative in New York.

Also, Tommy Cody and Rohit Sang were named executive producers at the network.


Carlos Chirinos has joined Univision Communications’s Univision Digital unit as senior political editor. He was deputy bureau chief of BBC Mundo, the BBC World Service’s Spanish-language website.