MTV Ups Roedy, Scannell

Execs add vice chairman title.

Viacom's MTV Networks has named Bill Roedy and Herb Scannell as vice chairmen. The two also continue in their roles as MTV Networks International president and Nickelodeon Networks president, respectively. Both report to MTVN chairman/CEO Judy McGrath.

London-based Roedy will continue to manage MTVN's growing international operations, while also overseeing his division's investments and expansions into a variety of multimedia platforms. Additionally, he will continue to lead the company's efforts to promote important global issues, including HIV/AIDS. Roedy is an ambassador for the United Nations program UNAIDS and has been by honored by several HIV/AIDS organizations.

In addition to overseeing day-to-day businesses of Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, Noggin/The N and Spike TV, Scannell will now manage the development of new channels and multimedia services. New York-based Scannell will also be responsible for several MTVN corporate functions, including human resources, business development and creative services.