Kerry Brockhage Upped at NBCU

Promoted to EVP, chief counsel, NBCU content distribution
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NBCUniversal said Kerry Brockhage has been promoted to EVP and chief counsel for the NBCU Content Distribution.

In that role, she will continue to serve as the primary legal counsel for the distribution of NBCU’s portfolio of networks across multiple platforms, and report to Matt Bond, chairman, content distribution, and Kimberley Harris, EVP and general counsel for NBCU.

Brockhage will also head up legal strategy for the distribution of NBCU’s cable networks, NBC and Telemundo owned stations, regional sports networks, as well as the Olympics with cable, satellite, telco, and digital MVPDs, as well as new OTT/OVD platforms. Brockhage is also overseeing the legal activity for the distribution of content on multiple devices, and the negotiations and structures agreements involving NBCU’s TV Everywhere and on demand offering.

“Kerry is an extraordinary leader who has played a critical role in securing comprehensive carriage agreements with our affiliates, including a number of significant deals in the past year, and I’m thrilled to announce this well-deserved promotion,” Bond said, in a statement. “With the rapidly evolving media landscape, Kerry’s wealth of experience and strategic insight have proven to be invaluable in driving NBCUniversal’s distribution business forward and paving the way for continued success.”

Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2011, Brockhage served as SVP, business and legal affairs for A&E Networks and Lifetime Entertainment Services.  She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a law degree at UC Hastings College of the Law.