Showtime promotes Tom Christie

Exec named president of distibution, biz development, network operations

Showtime has upped Tom Christie to the newly created role of prexy of distribution, business development and network operations.

Christie, a 25-year vet at the paybler, will continue to oversee Showtime Networks’ sales team along with strategies and biz ventures in the new year. He previously served as exec veep of affiliate sales since 2006.

“Tom Christie is one of the great distribution executives in on our industry,” said Matthew C. Blank, CEO and chairman of Showtime Networks. “The emergence of new technologies and new distributor platforms offers both great opportunities and challenges for our networks, as we continue to build upon our success for many years to come.”