Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) continues to tweak its new NBCUniversal property. The most recent move is the appointment of Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming and Chris McCumber, head of marketing and digital strategy, to the role of co-presidents of USA Network.
The two will continue to report to Bonnie Hammer, who also oversees the less popular E! channel and SyFy.
USA is the most profitable of all NBCU channels. It's the only NBCU channel with dual leaders. Hammer doesn't see a problem with that. "Their collaborative style is a critical part of USA's DNA and a key component of the network's success," she said.
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