AMC Networks has tapped Sarah Barnett as president, entertainment networks, overseeing AMC, BBC America, SundanceTV and IFC, as part of a restructuring. She had been BBC America’s president and general manager.
Julia Franz has joined Charter Communications as Los Angeles-based head of development and production, Spectrum Originals. The programming vet was most recently a creative consultant for Platform One Media and STX Entertainment and an executive producer on State of Affairs.
Brendan Condon has been named chief revenue officer at Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable. He comes from audience-based programmatic television ad platform AdMore, where he served as president.
Sean Boyle has joined Discovery Channel as senior vice president of development, based in Los Angeles. He comes from History, where he had been VP of development and production from 2015 to 2018.
Russell Wolff has been named executive vice president and general manager of ESPN+, the sports programmer’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. He had been executive VP and general manager of ESPN International.
Jessica Holscott was tapped as executive vice president and chief financial officer at HBO, replacing Joe Tarulli who will retire at year-end. She comes from Time Warner, where she had been head of investor relations.
Also at AMC NETWORKS, AMC president of programming David Madden added responsibilities for BBC America and IFC as president of programming, entertainment networks; and Linda Schupack advanced to president of marketing, entertainment networks.
GROUPM, the media buying arm of WPP, has named Marc Bignell as global head of trading. Bignell, an Omnicom veteran, was most recently chief commercial officer at private company Miroma.
Miguel Santos has been named executive vice president and general manager of JUNGO TV, the online video distribution company backed by Dr. Mehmet Oz. He was GM of Myx TV.
THE PEABODY AWARDS added four women members to its board of jurors: Lorraine Ali, TV critic, Los Angeles Times; Karen Hall, TV writer, producer and creative consultant; Wonya Lucas, president and CEO, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, and former president and CEO, TV One; and Anne Sweeney, former president, Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair, DIsney Media Networks.
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