Page Thompson serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Integration for NBCUniversal responsible for identifying synergistic, creative, technological and strategic working opportunities between Comcast, NBC, Universal Studios and Parks and the cable channels.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Mr. Thompson served as President of GOLF CHANNEL – television’s only 24-hour network devoted to the sport of golf – overseeing all interests, including programming, production and operations, consumer and affiliate marketing, promotional strategies, as well as new media applications. During Mr. Thompson’s tenure as President, the network achieved its highest ratings ever, record levels of distribution (83 million homes in the U.S., and 50 million overseas), and launched a high definition channel that is now available in more than 31 million homes. Mr. Thompson was instrumental in the networks successful launch of golfnow.com – the industry leader in online tee times – and the acquisitions of ten additional companies in the online golf space. He also managed relationships with every major golf tour.
Before joining GOLF CHANNEL in 2007, Mr. Thompson was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast Cable. He was responsible for the Company’s video product and is credited with building Comcast’s industry leading video-on-demand service from conception to a platform that boasted more than 9,000 programs each month and more than 4 billion views from 2004 until the time of his departure. While at Comcast, he co-chaired the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s On Demand Consortium.
Earlier in his career Mr. Thompson held several marketing positions with both General Cinema Theatres, where he ran all marketing and communications, and served as General Manager of all the non-film, revenue-generating business for the Company; and for the Pepsi-Cola Company, where he served in a variety of brand management positions. He also worked in account management for New York advertising agency Benton & Bowles.
Mr. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He is married with two children.