Duccio Donati has been appointed to take on the newly created role of EVP, Lifestyle & Kids, NBCUniversal International reporting to Kevin MacLellan, Chairman, Global Distribution & International, NBCUniversal.
This strategic position sees Donati broaden his ongoing oversight of E! Entertainment Television (outside the US), adding international responsibility for DreamWorks channel. Further, Donati will collaborate with leaders across NBCUniversal’s international businesses to maximise the full range of NBCU’s lifestyle and kids’ assets, including E!, Bravo, Oxygen and DreamWorks. He’ll explore opportunities to drive expansion of our US brands and ventures across these genres in each of NBCUniversal’s three regional hubs across international covering EMEA, Latin America and APAC.
Kevin MacLellan commented, “Taking a portfolio approach to managing these two key genres aligns with NBCU’s organisational approach to cable brands in the US., Duccio is uniquely positioned to take on this role having had extensive commercial and operational experience across both the licensing and channels business, a track record of success with E! International and an established role connecting NBCU’s international and US brand teams.”
Donati has held the role of EVP, E! & Style since July 2013, when he returned to LA from London, where he was based from 2011-13 with responsibility for all commercial aspects of the NBCUniversal’s international channels’ portfolio. Donati joined Comcast’s international organization in 1999 covering a number of commercial and operational roles within the organisation and became EVP, Comcast International Media Group in January 2010.