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Logo TV Names Chris McCarthy as General Manager

McCarthy also serves as general manager of MTV2 and MTVU

MTV2 and MTVU general manager Chris McCarthy has just expanded his duties.

In addition to his current responsibilities, McCarthy has been named general manager of Logo TV, MTV president Stephen Friedman said Wednesday.

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In his new capacity, McCarthy will oversee all creative and business functions for Logo TV, an entertainment brand that’s inspired by the LGBT community.

McCarthy had been serving as interim general manager of Logo TV since it became aligned with MTV late last year. This year has been the highest-rated and most-watched year in the network’s history, with a boost of nearly 20 percent over 2013.

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The expansion of duties follows McCarthy’s reinvention of MTV2, which saw the addition of shows such as “Guy Code” and “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family,” and has led to three years of record ratings for the network.

“Chris has helped guide our channels to ratings and creative highs. With MTV2, he demonstrated how he can lead a network to capture the imagination of a hard to reach young, male demographic,” Friedman said. “His insight, creativity and business acumen have made an indelible impact, and I’m thrilled to partner with him to drive the next chapter in Logo TV’s evolution.”