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Nickelodeon UK names new general manager

Nickelodeon UK has appointed a new general manager as Tina McCann announces that she is to step down from her role at the kids’ TV network.

Alison Bakunowich will take up the mantle from March 2016 and will take over management responsibility for Nickelodeon UK’s network of TV channels and multiplatform properties.

McCann will step down at the same time after six years as managing director to resume work as a freelance executive coach and media consultant.

The management handover coincides with a period of ‘outstanding ratings’ for Nickelodeon’s network of UK channels. Under McCann’s leadership, Nickelodeon’s UK network is enjoying its fifth consecutive year of share of viewing growth.

David Lynn, president, VIMN UK, Australia and Eastern Europe, said: “Tina has been an outstanding leader for Nickelodeon UK and is handing over on an amazing high.

“Alison has been absolutely integral to Nickelodeon’s competitive success in recent years. The shareholders are delighted to have such a dynamic internal candidate with obvious passion for and understanding of Nickelodeon’s brand and content to ensure a smooth succession for the business.”

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