Ignored by Comcast, Jeff Gaspin Resigns from NBCU

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

Jeff Gaspin has resigned as chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, a role he has held since July 2009.

As TheWrap reported late last week, the new Comcast plan for NBC Universal television left no major role for Gaspin, and the executive indicated as much in a memo to NBC employees on Monday afternoon.

“Steve has determined that he wants to move in a different direction and given the scope of my current responsibilities,we could not agree on an appropriate role for me in the new company,” Gaspin wrote. “Therefore I will be departing NBC Universala short time after the merger.” More…