TV is changing dramatically. Here are the key executives at the large media giants, wireless carriers, tech companies and everyone that is stuck in between as they duke it out for your time and money.
Sources say a successor, to report to NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, will be named by the end of next week.
Jennifer Salke is jumping from NBC, where she serves as president of entertainment, to the top job at streaming giant Amazon Studios, filling the role previously held by Roy Price.
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke made a case for her network’s redefined comedy brand and teased its upcoming digital streaming plans to compete with ABC and CBS All Access. Salke used her time on a New Voices in Primetime Comedy panel late Friday at SeriesFest in Denver to touch on diversity and competition from cable and streaming platforms as well as NBC’s reworked comedy brand.
Jennifer Salke has renewed her contract as NBC’s entertainment president. Salke’s new deal, which is believed to run three years, had been expected. The former 20th Century Fox TV exec weathered a rocky first year on the job at NBC to become well-regarded within the network and NBCUniversal as a creative leader and manager.
Buoyed by a record upfront on Madison Avenue in the spring, as well as a flurry of hit new comedies in the fall, broadcast network entertainment presidents expressed a consensus of optimism as they met for a Hollywood Radio TV Society lunchtime panel.
Jennifer Salke was named president of NBC Entertainment Wednesday. Salke had previously been 20th Century Fox Television’s executive vice president of creative affairs, a position she had held since 2006.
As one of Bob Greenblatt’s closest friends, 20th Century Fox Television’s EVP Jennifer Nicholson Salke had been rumored to be in line to join him at NBC since before he even officially started at the network. The deal between her and NBC is still far from being done, but it is expected to close. She would serve in an entertainment president capacity under entertainment chairman Greenblatt and may also have oversight of UMS.
Despite widespread speculation that Fox television executive Jennifer Salke is poised to take a top job at NBC, sources say she has a year left on her contract and will remain in her current position for at least that long.