Burke to head up NBC Universal

COMCAST chief operating officer Steve Burke will take the reins at NBC Universal when his firm completes its acquisition of the entertainment company.

He will succeed Jeff Zucker as chief executive of the firm when Comcast finalises the purchase of a 51 per cent stake in NBC Universal from General Electric. Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts said: “Steve Burke is an experienced, talented and visionary leader with over 25 years in the media and entertainment industry.”

Burke will have his work cut out to change the fortunes of the network.