MTV Names Series Developers as BBCA Hires Spike Exec


MTV named a pair of series development VPs and BBC America hired a Spike TV executive as VP of promotions and creative services.

Shannon Fitzgerald is MTV's vice president of series development, East Coast, and Colin Nash joined MTV as vice president of series development, West Coast. Both were producers. Fitzgerald will be responsible for building an aggressive slate of reality programming, including 10-spot primetime series and afternoon strip shows.

Nash will be targeting 10-spot primetime programming and strips shows as well as developing internal ideas. Based in New York City, Fitzgerald will report directly into series development head Liz Gateley while Nash, based in Los Angeles, reports into Lauren Dolgen, senior vice president of series development. Dolgen continues to report into Gateley.

At BBC America, Matt Stein, in the new role of vice president, promotions and creative services, reports into Perry Simon, general manager, channels, at BBC Worldwide America. He is a former development and on air creative executive with MTV Networks' VH1, Nick-At-Nite and Spike TV and has also worked with A&E and the Travel Channel.

Most recently, he worked in the On-Air Creative Group for Spike TV as editorial director.

Based in New York, Stein will be responsible for setting the creative tone for BBC America's promotion and advertising across all platforms, effectively creating the voice for the channel.