(September 2, 2012 – Burbank, CA) – Jay Levine has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Business & Strategic Planning, Warner Bros. Television Group, it was announced today by Craig Hunegs, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group, to whom he will continue to report. Levine, who joined the company in 2009, moves up from Vice President, Business Planning. He will continue to work closely with the TV Group’s other senior management and the Studio’s Business Development and Strategic Planning department on potential acquisitions, growth initiatives, new business development and financial planning for the TV Group. Since joining the company, Levine has been involved in a number of innovative deals including the multi-year output agreements with Netflix and Hulu for programming from The CW, a distribution deal with Amazon as well as WBTVG’s recent acquisition of Alloy Entertainment. Levine also oversees the day-to-day operations of Studio 2.0, a division of WBTVG which works with creative talent to develop original live-action short-form programming for broadband and wireless devices. “In just a few short years, Jay has become a key member of our senior team in the television group,” said Hunegs. “As we continue to reengineer our business by creating and evolving new distribution strategies, windows and licensing models, Jay’s business acumen and keen instincts have been invaluable. We look forward to his continued contributions to our group.” Prior to joining WBTVG, Levine worked at The Walt Disney Company as an Associate in its Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group. Prior to that, he was Senior Manager, Finance & Business Development for ESPN.com. Levine began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York as a Financial Analyst in its Media & Entertainment Group of the Investment Banking Division. Levine earned both his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a Master’s of Business Administration (in Accounting and Finance) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.