Wednesday, January 6, 2016

More restructuring of National Geographic's international management and programming division with programming decisions now made in America.

The top management restructuring of National Geographic is continuing with more decisions regarding the global programming seen on the range of National Geographic Channels like National Geographic, NatGeo WILD and NatGeo Gold on MultiChoice's DStv and StarTimes Media SA's StarSat that will be made in the United States instead of London and Europe.

Hamish Mykura is now becoming the executive vice president of programming and development for National Geographic Global Networks.

Hamish Mykura will be reporting directly to Tim Pastore, the United States boss who will now oversee National Geographic's unscripted programming globally as president of original programming and production at National Geographic Global Networks.

Hamish Mykura was previously the executive vice president and head of international content.

Hamish Mykura will stay in National Geographic's London headquarters which will continue to commission some international content, although the bulk of commissioning will now be done from Washington DC in the United States from now on.

Jules Oldroyd, the senior vice president of programming strategy and development at National Geographic in London will be moving to Washington.

Jules Oldroyd will now be reporting to Brad Dancer, the executive vice president of programme planning and research, so that National Geographic can better align global roll-outs for premium programming worldwide. Brad Dancer's scope increases internationally.

Heather Moran's role is also increased and as executive vice president for programming, strategy and operations it will widen from just the United States to now include oversight of global production operations of National Geographic.

Liz Dolan, chief marketing officer for Fox International Channels (FIC) will now also be the interim chief marketing officer for National Geographic's channels globally and report to Courteney Monroe.

"By aligning my senior team to serve the global interests of the channels, we are now even better positioned to become the world's leading destination for premium science, adventure and exploration programming," says Courteney Monroe, who was appointed as the new CEO of National Geographic Global Networks in November 2015.