Brian L. Roberts
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United States
2019

Comcast Corporation

Brian
L.
Roberts

Chairman / CEO

Comcast’s venerable leader gave the company its first major foothold outside the U.S. by besting Disney with a $40 billion acquisition of Sky in 2018. The integration of the satellite TV provider that serves the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy and Austria has been a top priority for the Comcast and NBCUniversal team. NBCU is wading into the streaming wars with plans for an advertising-supported service that will use the OTT architecture developed by Sky. Comcast also plans to bulk up the Sky News operation as it looks for synergies with NBC News. Roberts’ drive to diversify the nation’s largest cable operator with an aggressive push into content and distribution looks smart at a time when the core cable business continues to shed subscribers.

Career

  • DreamWorks Animation SKG
  • Comcast Corporation
  • NBCUniversal

Education

  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts hailed NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke's legacy at the Peacock and Comcast on Monday as Burke formally announced his retirement and plan to hand the leadership reins at NBCU to filmed entertainment chief Jeff Shell in January.Word of Burke's retirement plan surfaced late Thursday. Shell has long been seen as the likely candidate to replace Burke, who has been at the helm of NBCUniversal since Comcast finalized its purchase of a controlling stake in the company from...

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