DILLER TAKES ON BIGGER VIVENDI ROLE

Named Co-CEO of Media Company's Entertainment Assets

By Published on .

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Barry Diller, considered one of the media world's most wily deal-makers, was tapped as an interim co-CEO
Related Stories:
UNIVERSAL PICTURES CREATES UNUSUAL MARKETING GROUP
To Oversee Long-term Licensing and Promo Strategies
VIVENDI UNIVERSAL IS ON THE PROWL TO BUY
New Entertainment Division Wants to Expand
VIVENDI UNIVERSAL TO ACQUIRE USA NETWORKS
Barry Diller to Remain on Top of New Combined Company
of Vivendi Universal's entertainment assets.

Music, movies, TV networks, video games and theme parks fall under his leadership.

Mr. Diller will serve as co-CEO with Vivendi Universal's chairman, Jean-Rene Fourtou.

Mr. Diller last year sold assets such as USA Network to Vivendi and took on the post of CEO of VU Entertainment, which included movies, theme parks and some TV. Now, that role has been expanded on an interim basis.

A company spokeswoman said "interim" refers to the next several months.

In this article:
Most Popular