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Viacom Ups Tom Gorke

Viacom Ups Tom Gorke
Viacom has promoted Tom Gorke to executive vice president of content distribution.

Viacom has promoted Tom Gorke to executive vice president of content distribution.

In his new role, Gorke will oversee Viacom’s Media Networks distribution strategy and partnerships with all domestic affiliates.

Previously, Gorke was executive vice president of sales and business development for content distribution at Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks. During his tenure, he lead sales and new business efforts for all linear and digital distribution partnerships across BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Logo, Spike TV, TV Land and VH1, as well as Viacom’s joint venture EPIX. He additionally played a role in navigating Viacom’s evolution to new platforms.

Prior to that position, he served as senior vice president of content distribution and marketing for Viacom Media Networks. Before joining Viacom in 2005, he worked for the CBS Internet Group.

"Viacom is deeply committed to strengthening relationships with our distributors, and finding exciting new paths to bring our industry-leading content to their viewers,” says Bob Bakish, acting president and chief executive officer, Viacom. “Tom has a track record of creative, successful deal making, including several major first-of-their-kind digital distribution agreements that helped launch groundbreaking streaming platforms for new entrants as well as existing MVPDs. He is a thoughtful executive who will be fully empowered to design new and innovative strategies to work with our important distribution partners.

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