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Redlitz & Arabia Move to DotComedy Broadband Channel

Sean Redlitz has been appointed md, DotComedy while C.J. Arabia has been named editorial manager, DotComedy, which is NBC Universal's new comedy broadband channel, an online home for edgy, original content, as well as having a wide variety of comedic video on the Web.

"I have worked with Sean for years and know that he has the unique talents necessary to steward NBC's rich comedy heritage into the digital age," said Jeff Gaspin, president, NBC Universal Cable Ent., Digital Content and Cross-Network Strategy. "Along with C.J., Sean has brought together an incredible team to bolster DotComedy for a strong launch and a promising future."

Redlitz will oversee the operations, development and production of the site and all its content, including a slate of original shorts and series. He reports directly to Gaspin. Arabia will be heavily involved in the content development for the site.

Redlitz moves to DotComedy and California from NBC Universal's New York-based Digital Studios, where he developed and produced comedy, technology and lifestyle programming for a variety of new media platforms. Redlitz joined NBC Universal in 2003 when the company acquired the Bravo cable network. He served as director of content for both and At Bravo, Redlitz developed the original sites in support of a variety of hit series, including PROJECT RUNWAY, QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY and CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN. Previously, Redlitz worked at the SCI FI Channel, first in the on-air promotions department and, later, as the network's first staff employee dedicated solely to new media projects.

In 1995, he co-founded SCIFI.COM, the network's official site and the largest general interest science fiction website in the world. As exec director of SCIFI.COM, Redlitz developed online destinations in support of all SCI FI programming, including popular original series FARSCAPE, SLIDERS and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. He also led an original content team that produced a slate of Flash-animated shows and moiré than 40 hours of streaming audio productions featuring, among others, Steve Buscemi, Alfre Woodard, Oliver Platt, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuewirth, Stanley Tucci, Brian Dennehy and Paul Giamatti. Redlitz helped guide the site to People's Choice, Webby and Flash Forward awards, as well as a prestigious Nebula award.

Arabia comes to DotComedy from the NBC casting department, which she joined in 2004. She travels the country, scouting comedians and producing stand-up comedy shows for NBC's Talent Diversity Initiative. Arabia has been producing and hosting comedy shows at the Comedy Store and alternative comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area. She has worked in production on a number of productions, including NEWS RADIO and ON THE SPOT, in casting on FUTURAMA and THE GILMORE GIRLS, as a writer on ABC's ONE SATURDAY MORNING, FOX FAMILY'S THE BASEMENT and various magazines and online publications.