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MGM names Roma Khanna head of television

June 7, 2011 |  6:04 pm

Roma Khanna has joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as president of the studio's television and digital group.  

RomaKhanna Khanna, a former NBCUniversal executive, will oversee MGM's television sales, production, program acquisitions, licensing, content creation and digital initiatives, the company said Tuesday. She will be responsible for existing franchises and partnerships and report to Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, MGM's co-chairmen and chief executive officers.

“We look forward to Roma developing a robust slate of new television and digital content for markets all around the world," Barber and Birnbaum said in a statement.

Khanna was president of Universal Networks International and Digital Initiatives, overseeing more than 70 international TV channels, including Syfy Universal, 13th Street Universal and Movies24. However, she left a little over a month after Comcast Corp. closed on its deal to take control of NBCUniversal. 

Before joining NBCUniversal, she was senior vice president of CHUM Television broadcasting in Canada. She began her career at Sony Music Canada as manager of legal and business affairs.

-- Meg James

Photo of Roma Khanna; Credit: MGM

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