Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Multiplatform Programming
David Bernath is Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Multiplatform Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL, reporting to Michele Ganeless, President of the network. Bernath is based in the network's New York City office.
In this position, Bernath oversees COMEDY CENTRAL's program scheduling and acquisitions groups, in addition to managing the network's content across all digital platforms.
Bernath has negotiated several large, multi-platform deals for COMEDY CENTRAL with some of the biggest players in comedy, most recently spearheading a multi-year deal with Sony Picture Television to license the critically-acclaimed comedy series, “Community.”
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."
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.