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Telemundo Promotes Wilkey, Reports Gains

Ken Wilkey was named Senior V.P. of Broadcast Operations at Telemundo. Formerly the SVP of Technology for NBC and Telemundo stations, Wilkey will report to EVP Derek Bond and John Wallace. He’ll oversee all network broadcast operations, production services and program editing. He’ll also focus on digital platforms.

Commented Telemundo EVP Derek Bond, "As the network’s broadcast operations continue to transition into new technologies and new digital businesses, we are pleased to have Ken on board to help us navigate through these changes."

NBC owns the Spanish-language broadcaster, which reported a 17% growth in Monday-Friday primetime viewing in June, compared to a year ago. Telemundo is also up 9% for the second quarter, compared to the second quarter of 2006.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.