Katharina Behrends has been Managing Director of NBC Universal Global Networks for German speaking markets since 2008. She is responsible for business development, strategy and all corporate activities of NBCUniversal's networks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During this time, she expanded the brand portfolio from two to four digital brand with a portfolio of four channels, including 13th Street, SYFY, Universal TV and E! Entertainment. Additionally, she launched the branded SVoD services SYFY Horror and Studio Universal Classics in Germany and Austria.
Since 2018 Katharina Behrends was also Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe. She has been with the company since 2005 and headed the Business Affairs & Network Development department until her appointment as Managing Director. In previous positions, she headed the Legal Business Affairs & Network Development department of Viacom Germany and the legal department of pay-tv provider Premiere, among others.
Furthermore, she is a board member of the Association of Private Media (VAUNET).