David Wisnia has been named executive vice president of affiliate relations for the CBS Television Network, announced Diana Wilkin, president of affiliate relations. He starts August 15.
Wisnia, formerly of News Corp.'s Asian television service Star TV, will work with Wilkin in negotiating new affiliation contracts, said CBS in a statement, while helping to oversee the department's operations and personnel. Wisnia will serve as a senior liaison to the affiliate board and station/group owners.
Wisnia was a senior vice president. of distribution and sales and marketing, and head of North American and European Operations at Star TV. Prior to that, he was vice president, business and legal affairs for Fox Cable Networks.