MTVN's World Shrinks

Gibbons, Kent
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/19/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p3
The article reports on the cutting of employees by MTV Networks, where 5.5% of the 4500 workforce will be laid off, mostly coming form affiliate sales and marketing. Judy McGrath, MTVN chief executive officer, said that all aspects of the business were carefully reviewed, where the move is necessary to best align the company for the future. Other departments and big names who were affected by the cut, including MTV News, MTV Docs and Nusrat Durrani, MTV world general manager, is discussed.


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