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Wilson Exits NBC Enterprises

NBC Enterprises President Ed Wilson won't renew his contract. He will exit the company after helping it combine with new acquisition, Universal.

"I've done what I've done for 20-plus years," Wilson said. "When your contract expires, it forces you to think about what you want to do with the rest of your life. I was facing a renewal and I just decided that I didn't want to renew my contract. I wanted to do something different in life."

While Wilson's departure would appear to leave the door wide open for Steve Rosenberg, president of Universal Domestic Television, NBC says that's not necessarily what is going to happen next.

Wilson launched NBC's off-net and first-run syndication division three years ago.

The company is preparing for its biggest launch yet, The Jane Pauley Show on Aug. 30. "Ed has done a terrific job creating and growing NBC Enterprises for us," says Jeff Zucker, president of NBC Entertainment, News and Cable. "He has now decided the time is right to pursue other opportunities. I am grateful for his contributions and we wish him the best in the future."

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.