Greg Matson has been appointed senior vice president, commercial & network development, Global Networks, an international division of NBC Universal.

The new appointment is effective immediately.

He currently serves as senior VP, network development and distribution and will now also coordinate the commercial operations for Global Networks.

Peter Smith, President, NBC Universal International, commented, 'Greg has been a key architect of our recently announced Global Networks expansion plan. His new role is pivotal to the ongoing global expansion of our international channels, which is a high priority growth initiative for NBC Universal'.

Matson joined Universal in 1997.