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David Lynn named CEO of Viacom International Media Networks

David LynnViacom Inc., a mass media company, announced the appointment of David Lynn as president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).

Mr. Lynn is currently President of VIMN's operations in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, encompassing more than 30 territories.

Mr. Lynn was promoted to President for Viacom International Media Networks in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe in 2014, having been EVP, Managing Director since March 2007.

Mr. Lynn has management responsibility for the largest of Viacom's geographic divisions outside the U.S. and played the leading role in the acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting in 2014.

In addition to having oversight of Viacom's operations in the UK and Ireland, he is responsible for its businesses in more than 30 countries across Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and Israel, comprising 60 TV channels and numerous digital properties.

Mr. Lynn is also responsible for VIMN's international distribution strategy outside the U.S.

Previously, he was SVP, Managing Director, for Nickelodeon UK, where he strengthened its position in one of the UK's most competitive viewing demographics, launching Nick Jr. and kick-starting its digital strategy.

Mr. Lynn is a member of Viacom's Global Inclusion Advisory Committee and has championed the company's diversity strategy in the UK with Channel 5 re-joining the Creative Diversity Network and becoming a funding partner of its Diamond diversity monitoring project.


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