It’s the well-liked Rick Olshansky, head of all business affairs for the NBCU TV studio and network and who reported to Marc Graboff. Not anymore. They let Olshansky go yesterday even though a long time was left on his contract. “He’s a really good guy who basically just got a bullet to the head,” one TV source tells me. “You can call this the first casualty of the Comcast-GE-NBCU deal.”
Meanwhile, Broadcasting & Cable is reporting tonight that Madison Avenue is “buzzing” that long-serving Comcast ad sales executive Dave Cassaro is widely expected to be put in charge of all TV ad sales once the Comcast-GE-NBCU deal is completed.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.