Former NBCUniversal Executive Brian Hunt Named SVP of Affiliate Relations & Business Development for Viamedia
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Viamedia, the cable industry’s leading independent cable rep firm and provider of online advertising services, today announced the appointment of Brian Hunt as Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Business Development for Viamedia. A former NBCUniversal executive with an extensive career in the television industry, Hunt will oversee Viamedia’s strategic development and affiliate relations team focused on growth and new business opportunities for the organization.
Most recently, 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.
In addition to his success at NBCUniversal, Hunt also developed and sold in some of the most successful integrated affiliate marketing campaigns in the industry. He is a proven innovator who was recognized by his peers by winning 9 Promax awards and 12 CTAM Mark Awards including the highest CTAM honor the Top-Of-The-Mark for USA’s Charter’s Unite campaign. 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.
Hunt has served on the Board of CTAM as Vice Chairman and has also served on the Cabletelevision Adverting Bureau (CAB) board.
“Brian is an industry veteran who has spent his career managing and growing revenues for some of the largest media companies in the world,” said Joe Noonan, COO. “We are ecstatic to have him join our team here at Viamedia.”
Headquartered in Lexington, KY, Viamedia is a leading provider of outsourced local advertising sales services and provider of online advertising services. The company specializes in selling DMA-based advertising to local, regional and national advertisers on behalf of U.S. cable and telecommunications service providers, utility companies and municipalities. For more information on Viamedia, visit www.viamediatv.com.