Lee Raftery


NBCUniversal rejigs EMEA business

NBCUniversal has rejigged its EMEA business, following through on plans to transition the business’s pay-TV channels in the UK and Germany under the Sky portfolio.  First unveiled in April, the new structure sees the departure of Leonor Grandsire, MD of networks for Southern Europe, and the appointment of Lee Raftery, who led the creation of […]

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 […]

New-look Universal Channel hitting the UK

NBCUniversal’s new-look Universal Channel will debut in the UK on August 5. NBCU has been repositioning its core general entertainment channel as part of a global strategy to focus it on character-driven programming. The process started with the Asian version of the channel. The channel has a new logo, on-air look and feel and programming […]