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Nielsen Exec to Vizio Board

Vizio Inc. of Irvine added John R. Burbank to its board of directors.

Burbank was president of strategy and corporate development at Nielsen Co. working with companies such as Facebook, Alibaba and Tencent. He’s also served in various positions at companies such as AOL, AT&T and Procter & Gamble Co.

Burbank is also a board member of Connecticut Public Radio and Television and is an independent director of Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR).

The appointment follows Vizio’s hire of Adam Townsend as chief financial officer earlier this month. Ben Wong had previously been managing the CFO responsibilities at Vizio and remains at the company as its chief operating officer and president.

Towsend previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Showtime Networks Inc. of New York as the company looks to evolve itself beyond simply a maker of hardware and into what founder William Wang said earlier this month in a statement is a firm with a “complete media offering.”

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