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Showtime Promotes Tom Christie

Showtime has promoted veteran network executive Tom Christie to chief operating officer, the network said Thursday.

Christie, formerly president of distribution, business development and network operations, will have oversight of the network's overall planning and execution of future strategies and new business ventures, according to network officials. He will also continue to lead Showtime’s distribution, sales, affiliate marketing, network operations and new business development teams, as well as the network’s streaming service product group.

 “Tom is an executive of the highest caliber and is one of our key strategic leaders,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., to whom Christie reports. “He is central to driving our long term growth as we continue to expand onto new platforms, and we’re thrilled that he will be stepping up his role at Showtime Networks.”