NBCU Shake-Up: Kevin MacLellan Takes Jeff Shell's Former Position

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Kevin MacLellan

Continuing Monday's executive shuffling, the London-based Comcast vet will become the new chairman of NBCUniversal International.

In the wake of Monday's shocking NBCUniversal shake-up that saw former international chairman Jeff Shell promoted to head up Universal Studios, Kevin MacLellan has taken Shell's vacated position.

The London-based 25-year veteran will take responsibility for day-to-day operations and lead international expansion opportunities for various NBCUniversal divisions, including theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and television distribution, networks and production.

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"Over 12 years with Comcast, Kevin MacLellan has proven himself to be a dynamic and talented executive," NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said in a statement. "With his extensive international experience, I am confident Kevin’s strategic leadership will take NBCUniversal International into its next phase of growth."

MacLellan added: "NBCUniversal and Comcast’s unique combination of content and distribution assets present many significant opportunities to grow our international business across multiple markets and media platforms in a dynamically evolving landscape. We are in a great place to take our growth to the next level."

MacLellan was previously president of International Television, overseeing all of NBCUniversal's TV and new media businesses outside the U.S.