Showtime Promotes Julia Veale to EVP Business, Product Development

Executive handled launch of network’s standalone streaming service

Showtime has promoted Julia Veale to the position of executive vice president of business, product development and management, the network announced Monday.

Veale will continue to be responsible for product strategy, product development and product management for Showtime subscription services across distribution platforms, technologies, and devices including the Showtime streaming service, Showtime Anytime, On Demand services and MVPD partners’ TV Everywhere services. She will also continue to develop new business opportunities.

“Under Julia’s leadership, Showtime has demonstrated a near flawless introduction of products starting from subscription video on demand many years ago, to the Showtime Anytime TV Everywhere launch, and of course most recently the Showtime stand-alone streaming service on key internet platforms,” Tom Christie, chief operating officer for Showtime Networks Inc., said.

During her tenure at Showtime, Veale has also been a key player in the development and launch of several strategic initiatives, including the network’s On Demand services, HD multiplex channels and interactive TV activities.

She has been a part of the network’s stand-alone streaming service negotiations with key internet partners, and the formation of the joint venture with the Smithsonian Institution to create Smithsonian Networks.

Prior to joining Showtime, she served as director of corporate development for General Instrument Corporation, where she worked to diversify the company into new markets, including the launch of the company’s cable modem business. She also served as a vice president for European American Bank.

Veale received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and holds a B.A. from Trinity College.