NBCUniversal Focuses on Layoffs and Streamlining as NBC’s Paul Telegdy Faces Probe

  • Variety
NBCUniversal Focuses on Layoffs and Streamlining as NBC’s Paul Telegdy Faces Probe
NBCUniversal is stepping up efforts to reorganize its top leadership structure with the goal of streamlining content and programming operations as it prepares for significant layoffs across the company.

At the same time, NBCU is poised to launch an investigation into allegations that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy has made racist, sexist and homophobic statements and questionable behaviors that have alienated some employees.

Multiple sources close to the situation said Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s VP of local language originals and an NBCU alumnus, was approached within the last month by senior NBCU executives about taking a job that would have involved oversight of the NBC broadcast network as well as other cablers in the NBCU fold including USA Network, Syfy and Bravo. Bajaria is understood to have turned down the overture. She declined to comment on the matter late Monday.

The approach to Bajaria underscores the focus of newly appointed
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