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DAVID BREWER ELEVATED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAM STRATEGY AND ACQUISITIONS, BRAVO & OXYGEN MEDIA

NEW YORK – September 29, 2016 – David Brewer has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Program Strategy and Acquisitions, Bravo & Oxygen Media, it was announced today by Jerry Leo, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, to whom he will continue to report. Based in New York, Brewer’s expanded role includes the strategic program planning of original series, acquisitions, specials and library content for Bravo and Oxygen.

Previously Vice President, Strategic Program Planning, Brewer will continue to supervise all functions of the Bravo and Oxygen Program Planning Department and serve as the programming conduit to Sales, Marketing, International and Communications to maximize programming opportunities across all platforms.

“David’s programming expertise and unique vision have proven invaluable to our brands and to our department,” said Leo. “His accomplishments, instincts and knowledge of the industry all play a key role in our success.”

During his tenure at Bravo, Brewer has been instrumental in the planning of high-rated series launches and record-breaking cycles of “The Real Housewives” franchise, “Top Chef,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” “Vanderpump Rules” and original scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” and “Odd Mom Out.” In addition, he was one of the strategists for the successful expansion of the network’s original programming slate to six nights a week, and helping keep Bravo in the top 10 among all ad supported cable entertainment networks pacing six years in a row in P25-54 and four years in a row in P18-49. On the Oxygen side, Brewer has helped guide the network’s popular “Crime Time” block, which has seen double-digit year-over-year growth.

Prior to joining Bravo and Oxygen, Brewer began his career as an NBC Page. Brewer is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He currently resides in Westchester County with his wife and daughter.

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Source: Nielsen, Oxygen:  1/2/16-9/11/16 vs 1/3/15-9/13/15 C3 among total viewers. True Crime Block = Monday daytime, Friday, Saturday & Sunday total day. Bravo: 2016TD = 12/28/15-9/25/16; L+7 through 9/11/16 blended w/ L+SD through 9/25/16; Mo-Su 8p-11p.  Includes ad-supported cable entertainment that air in the majority of the daypart.  Among P25-54 Bravo has been in the top 10 since 2011.  Among P18-49 Bravo has been in the top ten since 2013. 

About Bravo Media 

Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.” Available in 89 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, 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. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

About Oxygen Media 

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women.  The network’s relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world – vibrant, optimistic and bold.  Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage each other through their individual and collective journeys.  The growing network’s unscripted original programming includes “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” “The Prancing Elites Project,” “Like A Boss,” “Quit Your Day Job” and the popular “Preachers” franchise.  Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, 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. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

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BRAVO MEDIA CONTACTS 

Barry Rosenberg

212-664-3268

barry.rosenberg@nbcuni.com 

Julia Nietsch 

212-664-7459 

Julia.Nietsch@nbcuni.com