Marc Juris Named President/General Manager of WE tv
AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) today announced that Marc Juris, an award-winning, long-time television executive, has joined the company as president and general manager of WE tv. He will report to Ed Carroll, chief operating officer of AMC Networks.
Most recently, Juris was executive Vice president and COO of truTV, which, under his leadership, became a top 10 cable network. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at AMC Networks, then known as Rainbow Media, including President of the national music channel FUSE. Earlier, he was senior Vice president of programming and later general manager of AMC, where he developed and implemented the channel's strategic rebranding along with its transition to an ad-supported network.
"We're glad to have Marc Juris back at the company," said Ed Carroll. "Marc possesses a unique blend of programming and marketing expertise and has a proven track record of growing both brands and ratings."
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to lead WE tv at this moment in its evolution, and to rejoin a company that played a major role in launching and shaping my career," Juris said.
At truTV, Juris developed and delivered to viewers more than 300 hours of original programming every year, with unique series like Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers and Storage Hunters. In 2012, Juris led the network to the best Primetime performance in its history. He also implemented a re-engineered upfront sales strategy that brought new blue chip advertisers to the network and contributed to double-digit CPM and profitability growth.
Juris joins WE tv after a strong summer, with ratings growth and renewals for originals including Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas and L.A. Hair that helped make the WE tv the #1 women's network on Friday nights among women 18-49. Tamar & Vince just returned for its second season with strong ratings increases over season one and Braxton Family Values remains one of the network's signature shows. The network will launch its first scripted series, The Divide - co-created by Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn - in 2014.