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USA, Syfy Lay Off Employees in Reorganization

25 May 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Entertainment Networks group has laid off 25 employees, part of the reorganization that was initiated in February and saw USA and Syfy align operations under executive Chris McCumber.

The layoff affects fewer than 10% of employees at USA and Syfy.

As part of the continued restructuring, McCumber announced Wednesday in a memo to staff that the division’s programming, scheduling and acquisitions departments would be combined, with a co-productions group spinning off from that newly formed department.

McCumber, formerly USA president, gained oversight of Syfy as part of a shift that saw Syfy content chief Bill McGoldrick move to a content-focused position spanning all 10 of NBCUniversal’s cable entertainment channels and president Dave Howe transition to a strategy position.

Speaking to Variety in February, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chair Bonnie Hammer said of the new structure, “This is not something where I woke up two weeks ago and said, »

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