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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • JAKE MAZE NAMED ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, WESTERN REGION, U.S. DISTRIBUTION, SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
  • CULVER CITY, CA (September 28, 2009) - Jake Maze has been named account executive, U.S. distribution for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). It was announced today by Jeffrey Wolf, executive vice president, U.S. syndication sales.

    In this position, Maze is charged with strategically selling and distributing first-run and off-network syndicated programming from SPT's vast television and film library to approximately 30 television markets in the Western region. This includes shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, Seinfeld, and The King of Queens. Maze now reports to Eric Smith, senior vice president, western region, U.S. syndication sales, SPT.

    Previously, Maze served as account executive at CBS Television Stations where he sold commercial air time for 29 CBS owned and operated television stations in 15 markets across the United States. Prior to that, he was an account executive for TeleRep-Cox Enterprises.

    About Sony Pictures Television

    Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio, which includes branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax, is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds, which are available in more than 130 countries reaching almost 400 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, and for Sony Music Entertainment. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

    For more information:

    Jamie Drayton
    (p) 310.244.3795
    Jamie_Drayton@spe.sony.com