Jeff Gaspin has been named President and COO, Universal Television Group, giving him responsibilities for overseeing the Telemundo network, the Telemundo O&Os and the company's domestic first-run and off-network syndication efforts. This completes the divvying up of responsibilities formerly held by Jay Ireland, now CEO of GE Asset Management.
Previously, Gaspin had served as President of NBC Universal Cable and Digital Content since February 2007. He will continue to oversee the television group's distribution, including wireless, digital, and cable investments. He also continues oversight of NBC Universal's entertainment cable networks – Bravo, Chiller, SCI FI Channel, Sleuth, Universal HD and USA Network – and their digital extensions, focusing on areas of programming, marketing, strategic planning, synergy and digital entertainment initiatives.
"Jeff is one of those rare executives who has both great creative sensibilities and well-developed business acumen. I'm pleased to add to his responsibilities with this promotion and confident he will continue his record of outstanding performance. By creating the Universal Television Group, we are simplifying our organization and putting all of the company's non-NBC television properties under one roof," said Jeff Zucker, President and CEO, NBC Universal.