September 9, 2013 / 9:45 PM / 4 years ago

Comcast unit names TV exec Shell to run Universal film group

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp elevated NBCUniversal TV executive Jeff Shell to chairman of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, replacing Ron Meyer who is moving into a more senior job at the media giant, the company said on Monday.

Meyer was named vice chairman of NBCUniversal and has signed a contract extension through 2017, the company said in a statement. Donna Langley will replace Adam Fogelson as chairman of Universal Pictures. Fogelson has decided to leave the company, according to the statement from Universal.

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