Colin McLeod


NBCU alumnus to succeed Ford at Fox UK

Former NBCUniversal (NBCU) European channels chief Colin McLeod will succeed Jeff Ford as managing director of Fox Networks Group UK. The new post comes just over a year after TBI revealed McLeod (pictured) was leaving NBCUniversal International Networks after a decade. McLeod begin his new post today in a part-time capacity before transitioning to a […]

NBCU finds replacement for ex-UK chief McLeod

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has found its successor for long-serving, former managing director of the UK and emerging markets Colin McLeod. NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) chief marketing officer Lee Raftery has been named in the role, while also taking on an expanded marketing and programme post. He is in part replacing McLeod, who exited recently after […]

NBCU UK, emerging markets chief set for exit

NBCUniversal’s long-serving Colin McLeod is to leave the US media giant’s international operation this year, TBI can reveal. NBCUniversal International Networks’ London-based managing director for the UK and emerging markets is exiting the business after a decade. He will remain with the business into the second quarter of 2017, with a recruitment process for a […]

Syfy UK nabs new Exorcist

UK pay TV channel Syfy will broadcast 20th Century Fox Television’s series adaptation of seminal 1973 horror movie The Exorcist. NBCUniversal International Networks acquired the show, which was ordered to series in May at the Upfronts, for the channel from 20t Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is not a remake of the film of […]

OSN and NBCU to launch Syfy in MENA

NBCUniversal International Networks’ Syfy channel is due to launch exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa via operator OSN next month. The science fiction entertainment channel will go live on July 8, offering original series, movies, Japanese animation, science fiction and fantasy programmes for OSN subscribers in the region – with Arabic subtitles available […]

Job losses expected after NBCU nets restructure

NBCUniversal is merging its UK and emerging markets channels business under its current central and eastern Europe managing director Colin McLeod, TBI sister publication DTVE has learned. McLeod (left) will be managing director of the UK and emerging markets business and that the UK managing director role occupied by Nicky Douglas will be abolished. DTVE […]

NBC staffs up with new roles at channels business

NBCUniversal has created two new positions in its international channels division and hired executives from BT Vision and UKTV. Sarah Lloyd-Baker has been appointed VP, marketing, UK and Kjetil Njoten vice president, creative, UK and emerging markets. Both roles are London-based and both execs will report to Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks International, UK. […]