Executive Vice President, Programming & Multiplatform Strategy
David Bernath is Executive Vice President, Programming & Multiplatform Strategy, Comedy Central, reporting to Michele Ganeless, President of the network. Bernath is based in the network's New York City offices.
In this position, Bernath oversees the strategy and programming of Comedy Central content across all platforms – linear TV, comedycentral.com, VOD, SVOD, mobile and new emerging platforms. As fans consume comedy in new and different ways, Bernath is charged with delivering Comedy Central’s award-winning programming wherever and whenever fans want it.
In addition, Bernath negotiated Comedy Central's deal with 20th Century Fox TV to resurrect "Futurama" for 52 new episodes and secured the exclusive basic cable syndication rights to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He also acquired the off-net rights to the Emmy® Award-winning "30 Rock" and most recently, “Community.”
Prior to joining Comedy Central in 2004, Bernath was Vice President, Programming, at BBC America, responsible for programming and scheduling, including original production and acquisitions. He joined BBC AMERICA in 2002 from E! Entertainment Television where, as Vice President, Program Planning, he was responsible for all program planning and acquisition functions for both E! and the Style networks. He had been with E! since 1994.