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International Communications - TV programming and research in a global context




Speaker: Todd Litutchi

Series: Sociology Guest Speaker Series

The Department of Sociology's Guest Speaker Series are primarily addressed to MA media students at City, but are open to all.

Speaker details

Todd Lituchy has worked in television for the past 20 years. His career has spanned major cities across 3 continents.  Early in his career, Lituchy had short stints at NBC, Lifetime Television, Viacom, and Nielsen in New York City. Then, he moved to Los Angeles where he spent 5 years working for Walt Disney Studios in research.

In 1997, he was recruited by UPN's CEO to run Program Planning & Acquisitions for the fledgling network. Lituchy helped build UPN to its highest rated full season ever.  In 2003, he was headhunted by Viasat Broadcasting to run the group's entertainment division. Based in London, Lituchy oversaw Program Planning, Acquisitions, and Commissioning for Viasat's free and pay TV channels throughout Europe (30 countries).

After 5 years, he left to run the creative departments of News Corps' Asian TV operations as President of Entertainment for STAR TV based in Hong Kong. STAR operated in 50+ countries.

He returned to London in 2009 to start a media consulting firm, New Media Vision. Initial clients include: Discovery Networks International, BBC Worldwide, Walt Disney Studios, A&E Networks, Nickelodeon, and a number of production companies globally. In a short period of time, NMV has helped clients expand their global footprints, develop new channel launches, and sell product globally. NMV recently partnered with Warner Bros. on a scripted format and they now have a production commitment from NBC.

Lituchy has an MBA from Columbia University, with a concentration in TV and Film Management.

If you have any queries relating to this event, please contact Petros Iosifidis.

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When & where

12.00pm - 1.00pmMonday 28th October 2013

D104 Social Sciences Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom