Frances Manfredi has been promoted to president of NBCUniversal Cable and New Media Distribution.
In this role, Manfredi will continue to oversee product distribution to basic and pay cable and new media platforms, as well as NBCUniversal's non-theatrical distribution. She will continue to work closely with Barry Wallach, president, domestic television distribution, and will dually report to Ted Harbert, chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Rick Finkelstein, vice chairman and COO, Universal Studios.
Manfredi had been executive vice president and general sales manager, cable & non-theatrical sales, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution since 2007, a position to which she had also been promoted. She also served as senior vice president of cable sales for NBCUniversal Domestic Television Disitribution, and the same role prior to the NBC Universal merger in 2004.
"Over the many years that Frances and I have worked together it's always been clear that she is a leader in her field," said Finkelstein in announcing the promotion. "By more closely aligning her work with cable and the film group, we will streamline our efforts with the goal of continuing to grow and expand our business in this important area."