Nickelodeon plans management handover as ratings hit a high

Published on: 17th December 2015

The company has appointed Alison Bakunowich as its new general manager.

Nickelodeon-480Alison, who will start her new role in March, will take over management responsibility for Nickelodeon UK’s seven-strong network of TV channels and numerous multi-platform properties.

She will replace Tina McCann, who is stepping down after six years of running the children’s TV network.

Alison has been VP of editorial for Nickelodeon UK since September, having previously served as VP of creative, marketing and communications.

The management handover coincides with a period of outstanding ratings for Nickelodeon’s network of UK channels, with Nick Jr. having recently recorded its highest ever daily and weekly share of viewing amongst children aged 4-15. Nickelodeon UK’s network has also claimed the number one spot in the children’s TV ratings throughout October and November.

David Lynn, president of VIMN UK, Australia and Eastern Europe, commented: “Tina has been an outstanding leader for Nickelodeon UK and is handing over on an amazing high. Alison has been absolutely integral to Nickelodeon’s competitive success in recent years. The shareholders are delighted to have such a dynamic internal candidate with obvious passion for and understanding of Nickelodeon’s brand and content to ensure a smooth succession for the business.”


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