President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group
President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Craig Hunegs serves as President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. In both roles, he reports directly to the company’s Chairman and CEO, Kevin Tsujihara.
As President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, Hunegs is responsible for overall Television Group performance and for creating growth across Warner Bros.’ industry-leading television business. Warner Bros. is the largest producer and distributor of television series in the U.S. (more than 80 current domestic series for the 2017-18 season) and is producing a significant number of local series in key countries around the world. Warner Bros. Television Group also has a library in excess of 50,000 hours of television series. The company distributes its programming globally across traditional television networks and all other video platforms. Warner Bros. Television Group divisions include Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Telepictures, Shed U.S., Warner Bros. Television Production UK, Warner Bros. International Television Production, Alloy Entertainment, Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.
In the core Television Group business, Hunegs actively manages production for U.S. broadcast, basic and premium cable networks and SVOD services, the growth of Warner Bros. Animation’s kids business, expansion of international local production and the evolution of linear and on-demand TV distribution windows. Hunegs is also the lead deal maker for all Television Group production divisions. He is on the board of The CW network, playing an active role in setting its linear and digital distribution strategies. He was promoted to his WBTVG President role in May 2013.
Hunegs is the founding President of Warner Bros. Digital Networks and has led the rapid build-out of Warner Bros. OTT services, the growth of its digital-native content development and production, and the further development of Warner Bros.’ direct-to-consumer capabilities. Included in the Warner Bros. Digital Network Group’s portfolio are OTT services DC Universe, DramaFever, Boomerang and FilmStruck; the gamer network Machinima; the digital-native production company Stage 13; Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter); and Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres). WBDN works closely with Warner Bros.’ sister companies, Turner and HBO, to grow Time Warner’s portfolio of OTT services. WBDN launched in June 2016.
Previously, Hunegs served as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group from 2006-13, where he played a central role in managing the Television Group and developing, planning and implementing its key initiatives, including broad licensing partnerships with Netflix and Hulu, the launch of original cable series production and international local production, the formation of new linear and on-demand distribution windows, the expansion into online and wireless entertainment, the acquisitions of Alloy Entertainment and Shed Media and the creation of The CW network.
From 1999-2006, Hunegs was Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Production and, from 1997-1999, Executive Vice President Business and Financial Affairs, Warner Bros. Television Production. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Hunegs was the Head of Business Affairs for The WB Network. Before that, he served as Vice President, Business Affairs for NBC Entertainment.
Hunegs is a past board member the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, NATPE, The Alliance for Children's Rights and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Hunegs is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Colorado College.