NBC Uni ups two sales execs


NEW YORK -- NBC Universal said Monday that it has promoted Elizabeth Asencio to senior vp national sales and Heather McCallion as vp affiliate sales, both for the TV Networks Distribution unit.

Asencio, a 10-year veteran of NBC Uni, will oversee the distribution of such properties as the Olympics, VOD and high definition to Cablevision, AT&T and Verizon. McCallion will be in charge of the unit's Eastern region.

Asencio has worked on distribution deals with Insight Communications and Bresnan Communications and was in charge of sales for the East Regional Field Team that helped distribute Universal HD, Chiller and Sleuth. She also is president of CTAM New York. Before working at NBC, she was a district manager and marketing representative at Starz/Encore Group.

McCallion started working at NBC Uni in 2003 as regional manager of affiliate sales for the Southeast and Northeast regions. She has worked on the renewal of NBC Uni cable properties. McCallion is president of CTAM Florida and also worked for Starz/Encore before joining NBC Uni.