Lexington, KY - Lexington-based Viamedia, a top independent cable industry rep firm and provider of online advertising services, announced the appointment of former NBCUniversal executive Brian Hunt as Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Business Development for Viamedia.
Hunt will oversee Viamedia’s strategic development and affiliate relations team focused on growth and new business opportunities for the organization, according to a company release.
Hunt spent over 15 years as a key executive for NBCUniversal, most recently as Senior Vice President in their distribution group. In his role, he was responsible for the distribution and marketing of some of the top industry brands: NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Golf, NBC Sports and many others. Additionally, Hunt was a key player in the development and execution of the London Olympic marketing campaign which led to the highest rated Olympics ever and delivered an industry record of 10 million authenticated on-line viewers.
Prior to his tenure at NBCUniversal, Hunt was the Vice President and General Manager for TCI Media Services in the New York DMA where he ran one of the top revenue per subscriber operations in the industry. He also has served on the Board of CTAM as Vice Chairman and on the Cabletelevision Adverting Bureau (CAB) board.
Hunt will remain in New York but will make frequent visits to the Lexington home office, according to company spokeswoman Becky Jones.
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