The cuts follow news that President Bob Cook is leaving the News Corp. syndication unit to form his own company.
Twentieth Television, News Corp.’s TV syndication unit, last week pared its payroll because of the sagging economy.
A Twentieth spokesman confirmed that 10 people were let go across various departments, including marketing, finance, IT and production.
The layoffs follow news that Twentieth President Bob Cook is leaving the company to form his own company, MBN, that will, for starters, help the Fox O&Os develop their digital platforms.
The spokesman said Cook will remain with the company until a successor in named. He declined to comment on speculation that that successor would be Greg Meidel, now president of My Network TV.
Cook’s resignation and the layoffs are unrelated, the spokesman said.