Meredith Ahr , who reports to Telegdy, was named President in June 2016 of the newly created Universal Television Alternative Studio, an initiative that supplies shows to NBC as well as other broadcast and cable networks. The studio’s most recent hit, “The Wall” — hosted by Chris Hardwick and executive produced by SpringHill Entertainment and Glassman Media — was recently commissioned for 20 additional episodes.

The studio also successfully launched “Better Late Than Never,” starring Henry Winkler and William Shatner, which has been picked up for a second season and will soon debut the first season of the dance competition “World of Dance.”  From 2012-2106, Ahr was EVP, Alternative Programming at NBC Entertainment, where she oversaw all alternative series for both NBC and Universal Television. She was also responsible for creative oversight of Universal Television’s roster of reality producers and first-look talent deals to bolster the studio’s slate of productions in the unscripted arena.Their joint Media Mastermind Keynote will take place in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium on Monday 3 April at 5:20pm.