Netflix’s Head Of Global TV Bela Bajaria Restructures U.S. Programming Departments, Resulting In Handful Of Layoffs; Sets Top International Team

A month and a half after being elevated to Head of Global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria has reorganized the streamer’s U.S. TV operation with an increased focus on tentpole shows and getting the most from mega overall deals. The realignment also enhances the portfolios of some executives on her international bench.

The U.S. streamlining includes the closing of the Young Adult/Family series department whose duties will be absorbed by the Drama and Comedy teams. The consolidation has led to the departures of fewer than 10 members of the series content team below VP level. Brian Wright, who ran the YA/family group, will now head a new Overall Deals department, while Jinny Howe and Renate Radford will lead the drama team. Meanwhile, Peter Friedlander, who led the Genre & Thrillers subsection of the drama department, will now head a new Spectacle/Event programming department that will be separate from drama

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals launch early: 4K TV sets, Echo Dots on sale, more gadgets already discounted

Amazon Prime Day doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13, but because Amazon’s popular sale event is almost here, the retailer has already dropped a few early deals in hopes of enticing early shoppers.

The real sales and steep discounts will kick off at midnight tonight and continue through Wednesday, but today you can still score on a few items including Amazon and Alexa-compatible smart devices and other products.

If you don’t have a Prime account, some of these deals won’t work for you, so sign up for Amazon Prime before shopping. Here’s a look at a few of the best deals available now.

The Best Deal

Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Smart Device (3rd Generation) + Amazon Music

One of the best deals on Amazon today is an awesome deal on the third generation Amazon Echo Dot Alexa-enabled Smart Device going on sale for just $18.99 (regularly $40 when

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