Tom Christie serves as Chief Operating Officer for Showtime Networks (SNI). He reports to David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. With over 25 years of service at the Company, Christie leads Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, affiliate marketing, network operations and new business development teams, and the SHOWTIME® streaming service product group. Additionally, Christie has oversight of the planning and execution of future strategies and new business ventures.
Christie previously served as President, Distribution, Business Development and Network Operations. Under his leadership, Showtime Networks has grown subscribers by 70 percent in the past decade to currently boast over 23 million subscribers through cable, DBS and telco providers. With this oversight, SNI launched a new stand-alone streaming service last year, which is now available through Amazon, Apple®, Google and Roku, as well as through Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue and Amazon Prime Video. Since its launch, the service has grown consistently, more than doubling streaming subscribers since the fall of 2015.
Christie previously served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Affiliate Marketing for Sundance Channel, and Vice President of National Accounts, Western Region for Showtime Networks.
Christie holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.