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NBCUniversal International Elevates Oliver Canning to New Role


Oliver Canning has been promoted to the newly created senior position of chief legal counsel at NBCUniversal International. 

Based in London, Canning will have oversight of the international Networks and Studios legal teams. He will serve as a central point of contact on international legal issues for NBCUniversal businesses and act as a cross-business leader of the NBCUniversal international legal community. Canning will report jointly to Kevin MacLellan, the chairman of global distribution and international at NBCUniversal, and Kim Harris, the executive VP and general counsel.

Canning joined the company in 2005. He most recently served as deputy chief legal officer for NBCUniversal International.

MacLellan, who is responsible for spearheading growth within NBCUniversal’s global distribution and international new media and television businesses, as well as identifying and executing global growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation outside the U.S., commented, “I am delighted to welcome Oliver to my world-class leadership lineup, as we focus on driving global expansion and innovation into the future.”

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