Sean Atkins Named MTV President
October 1, 2015 at 3:35 AM (PT)
MTV has moved swiftly to resolve the departure of STEPHEN FRIEDMAN (NET NEWS 9/30) by naming SEAN ATKINS President. Previously GM and EVP/Digital Media and Strategy at DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, ATKINS will oversee all creative and business operations for the youth entertainment brand and its sister networks, MTV2 and mtvU.
“SEAN is smart, creative, passionate, and remarkably energized about the sea change at hand in our industry,” stated VIACOM MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Pres. DOUG HERZOG. “The strength of MTV lies in its ability to constantly reinvent, and SEAN’s forward-thinking, versatile leadership will ensure our brand and business continue to evolve and deliver for our audience,"