Patrick Vien is to take over management of Universal Television Group (UTG)'s international channel operations.

These include Sci-Fi UK, 13th Street, which airs under different names in France, Spain and Germany, Studio Universal Germany, the leading film channel on the Premiere platform, USA Network Latin America and its local derivative USA Network Brazil.

Vien was named president of Universal Television Group (UTG) by Michael Jackson, chairman of UTG.

Vien is currently president of UTG's Network Entertrprises unit which operates North American cable channels TRIO and NWI and is responsible for Universal's share in the Sundance Channel. He will retain his domestic responsibilities while taking on the additional responsibilities.