Gary Traver Exits as Chief of Comcast Media Center

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Comcast confirmed that Gary Traver, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Comcast Media Center, has left CMC and Comcast.

His last day was Monday, people familiar with his departure said. Traver had been with CMC since Comcast acquired it from AT&T in 2002 and was named its COO in 2003.

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"It was a mutually agreed upon decision and we're working on a transition plan to maintain business continuity and support for CMC customers and employees," Jenni Moyer, senior director of corporate communications at Comcast, said Tuesday, adding she could not comment further.

Traver reported to Comcast executive vice president of national engineering and technology operations John Schanz, who will oversee the transition, Moyer said.

CMC, based in Denver, provides centralized content management and distribution solutions for cable systems, television networks and other video content providers and for advertisers. It serves more than 400 cable affiliates with the HITS Quantum all-digital platform of video and audio services, and its "VOD in a Box" centralized content management service delivers more than 1,200 high- and standard-definition video-on-demand programs, to name two of its offerings.

Earlier in his long career in television, Traver was VP of broadcast and network operations at Primestar Partners, an MSO-controlled direct-broadcast satellite provider. Before that he held executive posts at Skyband and Comsat Satellite Television.

This article was corrected on Aug. 18.

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