or


[02/20/13 - 03:38 PM]
Lori Conkling Joins NBCUniversal as EVP of Strategy and Business Development
Conkling joins from A&E Networks, where she was EVP of Distribution.

[via press release from NBC]

LORI CONKLING JOINS NBCUNIVERSAL

Former A&E Executive Is First Hire for the Company's Newly Dedicated Area Focused on Cross-Platform Content, Innovation and Monetization

New York, NY - February 20, 2012 - Lori Conkling has Joined NBCUniversal as EVP of Strategy and Business Development for a newly-formed area of the company focused on the monetization of cross-platform content, driving innovation and architecting a digital strategy across mobile, social and the web. She reports directly to Lauren Zalaznick, EVP, NBCUniversal, who was recently promoted to lead the group. Conkling joins from A&E Networks (AEN), where she was EVP of Distribution.

"Lori is a key hire for the company's newly dedicated effort to drive growth through monetization of our innovative content across all platforms in new and transformative ways, said Zalaznick. "She brings high level, macro thinking and a deep understanding of today's consumer and customer landscape. Connecting NBCU's great content with new ways to build and monetize audiences, will move the needle on the company's key strategic priorities."

Working collaboratively with leaders across the company's multiple business units, Conkling is charged with developing an actionable business strategy for NBCU's new and existing digital businesses, with a particular focus on mobile. Conkling will also focus on analyzing the impacts of the company's existing content windowing, and will move the agenda forward on content measurement in relation to advanced advertising.

During her five-year tenure at AEN, Conkling oversaw distribution strategy across multiple platforms for the company's 10 networks, including A&E, History, Lifetime Television and LMN, which she grew to 85 million U.S. subscribers. She also directly oversaw field sales and national accounts in the U.S. and Canada.

Conkling has received many accolades, having been named by Multichannel News as one of the industry's "2009 Women to Watch" and honored as one of cable's top "40 Under 40" executives by the same publication. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, she was named one of CableFAX's Most Powerful Women in Cable and was inducted into Multichannel News' Wonder Women Class of 2011. She also currently sits on WICT's Board of Directors and the Fuqua School of Business Alumni Council.

Prior to joining AEN, Conkling served as Vice President, National Accounts at Disney and ESPN Media Networks. While there, she was responsible for executing complex, multi-product national distribution deals for linear channels, VOD, pay-per-view services, broadband products and interactive television applications. In addition, Conkling was an integral member of the team that successfully launched ESPNU.

Earlier in her career, Conkling worked in the Media & Entertainment strategy practice at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), specializing in analyzing and developing corporate strategies for publishing, film and telecommunications companies.

Conkling received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She also is a member of Class 12 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, WICT's prestigious training program for executive women in the telecommunications industry.





  [february 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/12/16 - 10:15 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Original Sci-Fi Thriller "Prototype" to Pilot
The project centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics - a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.

[02/12/16 - 09:39 AM]
Video: AMC Releases a First-Look Trailer for the Upcoming Mini-Series Event "The Night Manager" Premiering on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT
Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki star in the project.

[02/12/16 - 09:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off Grammy(R) Weekend by Unveiling the Official Trailer for Cameron Crowe's New Music Series "Roadies"
Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino star in the project, premiering Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/12/16 - 09:01 AM]
AMC to Air Live After Show "Talking Saul" Following "Better Call Saul" Season Two Premiere and Finale Episodes
Hosted by comic and super-fan Chris Hardwick, the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers, celebrity fans and more reacting to and discussing the twists and turns.

[02/12/16 - 08:01 AM]
"Walk the Prank" Premieres Wednesday, April 6 (8:30-9:00 P.M. EST) on Disney XD
Plus: get your first tease of the new hidden camera series.

[02/12/16 - 07:30 AM]
Viewers Can Stream "The 58th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Telecast Live Across Platforms Via CBS All Access, Monday, Feb. 15
The CBS All Access live stream will be available in 130 markets across the U.S..

[02/12/16 - 07:03 AM]
TLC's #CupcakeCam Live Invites Viewers to Join in on the Bakery Madness at Georgetown Cupcake, Beginning February 14th
Multiple cameras placed throughout the cupcakery's flagship store will give behind-the-scenes access to six different parts of the bakery, including the decorating, packaging, and frosting stations.

[02/12/16 - 06:31 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Rolls the Dice in Las Vegas for the Two-Part Season Finale Airing Thursday, March 10 and 17
Upcoming guest judges this season include: Martin Yan, Adam Fleischman (Thursday, February 25); Traci Des Jardins, Hubert Keller (Thursday, March 3).

[02/12/16 - 06:00 AM]
CBS to Air Three Special Primetime Editions of Network Television's #1 Daytime Series "The Price Is Right"
The themed installments will tie into the Eye's reality franchises "The Amazing Race," "Survivor" and "Big Brother."

[02/11/16 - 03:16 PM]
Iconic NBC Daytime Drama "Days of Our Lives" Renewed for 51st Season
So far this season, "Days of our Lives" is averaging a 0.90 rating, 6 share in women 18-49 and 2.901 million viewers overall in "most current" ratings from Nielsen Media Research.

[02/11/16 - 02:49 PM]
FOX Sports Secures National Television Rights to Titans of Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Event
"This winter has already seen some of the biggest waves ridden around the world," says Melissa Forman.

[02/11/16 - 02:33 PM]
CMT's "Party Down South" Boosts Thursday Night Programming Block with Strong Premiere and Double-Digit Growth in Week 2
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 28 and Thursday, February 4.

[02/11/16 - 01:51 PM]
AMC Orders New Late-Night Talk Show, "Geeking Out" (Working Title)
The 30-minute show will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments.

[02/11/16 - 01:46 PM]
Presenters Announced for "The 58th Grammy(R) Awards," Feb. 15
Stephen Colbert, Common, James Corden, Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Anna Kendrick, Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Seacrest, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are all on tap.

[02/11/16 - 01:28 PM]
Video: "Silicon Valley" - Season 3 Tease (HBO)
The pay channel releases the first tease for the new season, premiering Sunday, April 24.