Carlos Silva Leaves Universal Sports Network

By Noah Davis 

Another top executive is departing Universal Sports Network. President Carlos Silva leaves, three weeks after Bo LaMotte, SVP of distribution, moved on.

David Sternberg and chief operating officer Perkins Miller will handle Silva’s duties.

“Joining and growing Universal Sports over the last five years has truly been the highlight of my career” Silva said in a statement. “We have created a great TV Network and Digital property and I know that the team will continue to grow the property for all the fans of these great sports”.

The full release is after the jump.Carlos Silva Departing as President, Universal Sports Properties

Westlake Village, CA –Dec 16, 2010 – Carlos Silva, President of Universal Sports Network Properties and the former President and COO of Universal Sports, is stepping down after a successful transition to the new management of David Sternberg and Perkins Miller. The announcement was made today by Silva and Perkins Miller, Chief Operating Officer of Universal Sports.

Silva, who has been with the network since it formed in 2006, is leaving Universal Sports to pursue other business opportunities.

“Joining and growing Universal Sports over the last five years has truly been the highlight of my career” said Silva. “We have created a great TV Network and Digital property and I know that the team will continue to grow the property for all the fans of these great sports”.

“Carlos has been a true leader in making the network come alive and grow,” said Miller. “We are grateful for his many contributions here at Universal Sports, and wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”

In his four plus years with Universal Sports, Silva helped to grow the network’s television distribution to over 63 million households. He also led the digital charge that streamed over 2,000 hours of live event coverage a year. Silva was instrumental in bringing the Boston and New York Marathons to the network as well as the Giro d’ Italia and Vuelta a Espana cycling events, and negotiated many other programming acquisitions including the Ironman Triathlon series and the FIS Skiing World Cup.

Prior to joining Universal Sports, Silva led the AOL News, Sports, and Money properties.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming on television and online. Universal Sports is available in more than 63 million homes, including all of the nation’s top 10 DMAs: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. Recent expansion includes launches in Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Denver, Portland, and Jacksonville. Go to UniversalSports.com for a complete list of TV markets. Major world championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports range from track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons and cycling, to volleyball, rowing, triathlon, fencing, speed skating and martial arts. UniversalSports.com delivers an immersive experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year round. For more information on the availability of the Universal Sports 24-hour television channel, please visit UniversalSports.com.

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