Townsquare hires veteran TV exec Meyer as video content chief

Andy Meyer

Townsquare Media has hired veteran TV and digital media executive Andy Meyer as vice president of original programming and head of video.

Meyer will now preside over the company’s video programming on all digital platforms as well as linear TV and branded entertainment.

Before coming over to Townsquare, Meyer worked as vice president of development and executive producer at Tremendous Entertainment, as well as vice president of original programming at NBC Sports Network and Fuse Media.

Townsquare operates a multichannel network on YouTube with 384 channels including XXL, Taste of Country, Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock, ComicsAlliance, PopCrush, Diffuser and ScreenCrush.

"We are thrilled that Andy has joined Townsquare to lead video programming and production," Jared Willig, senior vice president of digital at Townsquare, said in a statement. "Andy's executive experience, his creativity as a producer, and his proven track record in creating compelling programming will enable us to grow our already thriving slate of original video franchises."

"I am excited to be joining an incredible group of talent at Townsquare," Meyer said in the statement. "I look forward to participating in the continued growth of the company and its original programming."

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Townsquare owns 312 radio stations, a large digital marketing and digital advertising business, and brands including XXL, Taste of Country and Brooklyn Vegan. Townsquare’s entertainment segment is coming off a third quarter in which it saw its net revenue jump a whopping 76% to $76.8 million.

While at Tremendous, Meyer helped with the production of series including Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), Ghost Asylum (Destination America) and Rock the Park (ABC). His production credits also include American Idol and ESPN Sports Century.