Chan Will Help Advertisers Reach One Billion Viewers Across 150 Countries By Expanding NBCU’s One Platform Global Offering Through Innovation, Integration, and Partnerships With Sky, Apple News, and More
LONDON, UK & NEW YORK, NY – December 19th, 2022 – Today, NBCUniversal announced Maggy Chan as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Global Advertising and Partnerships, effective January 16th, 2023.
Chan joins NBCU with a 25-year career in entertainment and media. Reporting to Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Global Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal, Chan will be based in the U.K. and work closely with the division’s local and national teams to continue developing One Platform into a global, unified advertising solution.
In her new role, Chan will work with the international advertising and partnerships team across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and U.S. to diversify and expand NBCU’s advertising partnerships, grow the company’s global reach, and, above all, help advertisers reach one billion viewers across 150 countries. Chan’s hire marks another step forward in NBCU’s blueprint for the global future of advertising. It builds upon a growing portfolio of partnerships with Apple News, RTL AdAlliance, Sky Media and more, which have quintupled in revenue over just five years.
In addition to expanding NBCU’s advertising partnerships, Chan will further enable marketers to leverage the company’s full offering by introducing advertising capabilities at a global level across One Platform—including ad technology, commercial innovations, insights, research, and more.
“This industry is constantly changing, and I’ve always admired NBCUniversal’s ability to shape that change through partnership. Having devoted my entire career to growing relationships, I’m so thrilled to lead a team that’s poised to break new ground, in new places, with new partners. I’ve long been passionate about bringing audiences around the world the content they love. And with NBCUniversal’s incredible network of partnerships and cutting-edge technologies, there’s no limit to how far and wide we can extend our reach.”
-Maggy Chan, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Global Advertising & Partnerships, NBCUniversal
“Partnerships power this business, period. A decade ago, we set out to become the leading partnership platform in advertising. Now, that ambition has become a reality. Our partnership commitment has made NBCU a partnership company—but we’re just getting started. That’s why I’m so excited for Maggy to leverage her global perspective to help us continue creating a platform, network, and ecosystem that’s fueling growth for every business. I can’t wait for her to become the BBC’s best gift to NBCU since The Office.”
-Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Global Advertising & Partnerships, NBCUniversal
Chan succeeds KC Sullivan, who became President of CNBC in August 2022. Chan most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer, Global Distribution at BBC Studios, including channels & streaming, overseeing international content sales, commercialization of World News TV Channel, and advertising sales across WNTV and BBC.com.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.