New York-based production company Big Fish Entertainment has tapped Jordana Starr as vice president of development. She had been VP of programming at Half Yard Productions, where she oversaw such series as TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress.
Ben Grad has joined sports-focused streaming service fuboTV as North American head of content strategy and acquisition, a new post. He comes from Verizon Communications, where he was executive director, content strategy and acquisition.
Sharon Desmond has joined Comcast Cable’s Houston region as vice president of finance. She comes from the MSO’s Philadelphia corporate offices, where she led financial and business operations for the technology and product team.
Colette Wilson was elevated to senior vice president, current series, at FX Networks. She had been VP, current series, working on shows such as American Horror Story, The Americans, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and Feud: Bette and Joan.
J.D. Flynn has joined EWTN as editor in chief of Catholic News Agency. He comes from the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., where he served as special assistant to Bishop James Conley and as the diocese’s communications director.
Jim Liberatore was promoted to president and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, adding oversight of the company’s lifestyle magazine brands, websites and SVOD services. He was CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group — Networks (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and WFN).
FX NETWORKS also elevated Barbara Crawford to vice president, current series, and Kevin Wandell to vice president, development. … Adam Diep has joined OTT tech firm OWNZONES MEDIA NETWORK in Beverly Hills, Calif., as vice president, client solutions. He was director of product management for Limelight Networks’s video platform and services. … Chris Drake has joined TELESTREAM in Nevada City, Calif., as vice president of business and corporate development. He was VP, business development at Comcast Technology Solutions. … UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS named Steve Mandala as president of advertising sales and marketing. … WWE has elevated John Brody to executive vice president, global sales and head of international.
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