November 13, 2010 |
Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke is putting the finishing touches on his management team to take over NBC Universal and has tapped two veteran programmers ? Robert Greenblatt and Ted Harbert ? to lead the troubled NBC broadcast network. Greenblatt, 50, the recently departed head of programming at Showtime, is credited with turning around the perennial also-ran by using a gallery of morally twisted characters in shows such as "Weeds" and "Dexter. " He left the premium channel in July when his contract ended.
February 4, 2005 |
In its push to become more than just a cable provider, Comcast Corp. announced Thursday that it had created a group to oversee its growing stable of channels under the direction of a former News Corp. executive. Jeff Shell will join the nation's largest cable operator in May as president of Comcast Programming. The new unit includes cable investments and such channels as E! Entertainment Network, Style, G4, Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network and regional sports channels.
December 10, 2004 |
As chief executive of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., Jeff Shell orchestrated an overhaul of the TV Guide Channel, remaking it in the image of rival E! Entertainment by recruiting several of its former executives as well as its red-carpet divas, Joan and Melissa Rivers. Shell could soon be in a position to oversee the channel he has been emulating. After having cleaned up several financial and legal troubles at Gemstar, Shell will be taking a top job at Comcast Corp.
March 13, 2003 |
The founder and the former chief financial officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. have reneged on commitments to honor subpoenas issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, prompting the agency to seek a court order Wednesday to compel them to testify. The SEC, which is investigating Gemstar's financial reporting practices, said in court filings that former CFO Elsie Leung "failed to obey" a subpoena to appear on March 10 in U.S.
April 15, 2002 |
In an attempt to improve its credibility on Wall Street and plug a management void, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. is expected as early as today to name News Corp. executive Jeff Shell as president and chief operating officer, according to sources close to the company. The appointment would be the strongest signal yet that News Corp.
July 16, 2001 |
Summer in New York, and the kid was homesick--not for a burger from Tommy's or a chili dog from Pink's, but for Vin Scully and the Dodgers. Wall Street puts its rookies through a boot camp of its own, the hours dragging through the muggy days and late into the evenings. Slackers go home at midnight. But midnight in New York is 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, so Jeff Shell called one of his friends back home and asked him to tune in to Scully and put the telephone down, next to the radio.