Robert Benya named In Demand president, CEO

Served as interim CEO for five months

NEW YORK -- In Demand has picked Robert Benya as its permanent president and CEO.

Benya had served as interim CEO of the transaction-focused cable programming distributor for the past five months and has served on the company's board for five years.

In Demand is a joint venture of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.

"Bob takes the reins of In Demand during a transformative time for the industry as transactional products, authentication, interactive and digital delivery will require his expertise," said chairman Matt Bond who is also executive vp, content acquisition for Comcast.

Most recently, Benya was corporate senior vp, video product strategy at Time Warner Cable. His 28 year cable career also saw him in various other posts at TWC.