Fremantle Lines Up Buzzr Team

FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.

April 6, 2018

Fremantle Lines Up Buzzr Team

FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.

Set to launch on June 1 in all 17 FOX owned and operated markets, Buzzr will tap into the company’s portfolio of more than 40,000 episodes of game shows including "Family Feud," "Let’s Make A Deal," "What’s My Line," "Card Sharks" and more.

Joining FMNA’s chief executive officer Thom Beers, and the channel’s executive vice president and general manager, Ron Garfield, are Mark Deetjen as vice president of programming; Jaime Klein as vice president of creative services; Kiesha McCorry as vice president of marketing; and Marissa Mongiello as vice president of traffic.

“Buzzr is FMNA’s first entry into the channel space. It was paramount that we put the right team in place to launch the destination for fun and play through some of the most iconic game shows of our time,” says Garfield. “The team we’ve assembled has the combined channel experience, market penetration expertise

and love, passion and respect for our content needed to create a highly successful launch for Buzzr and a sustaining entertainment brand."

Deetjen previously served as the vice president of programming for Sony Pictures Television where he oversaw the launch of three of the company’s TV networks, along with their corresponding VOD services. 

Klein joins Buzzr from GSN where he served as the vice president of on-air promotion

Kiesha McCorry comes to FMNA from Lionsgate Television where she served as a vice president of domestic TV marketing. 

Rounding out the Buzzr executive team is Mongiello, who joins the company from NBCUniversal where she served as the traffic director for E! and Style Networks. 

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