FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Steve Mosko Named Chairman, Sony Pictures Television
[CULVER CITY, CA - September 28, 2015] Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton today named Steve Mosko as Chairman, Sony Pictures Television. Previously President, Sony Pictures Television, Mosko will continue to oversee all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide, reporting to Lynton. Lynton made the announcement today at a studio all-staff meeting.
"Under Steve's leadership, Sony Pictures Television has become the industry's largest independent television studio," said Lynton. "Our media networks business has expanded to over 150 channel feeds around the world and the company is well-positioned for growth in both production and distribution. Steve is a remarkable executive and we are proud to have him at the helm of Sony Pictures Television."
Mosko added, "I am honored to be named Chairman, and grateful to Michael, my colleagues at Sony Pictures, and to the incredible team at Sony Pictures Television, whose hard work and dedication has built the successful global business we have today."
A Sony Pictures Entertainment executive for more than two decades, Mosko oversees global television production, distribution of feature film and television content, and the studio's international networks available in 180 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide, including Crackle, SPE's premium video streaming service, and GSN, cable's game show network.
In the U.S., some of the hit series produced by Sony Pictures Television include network shows "The Blacklist," "The Player," "The Goldbergs," and "Shark Tank," as well as a cable series including "Breaking Bad," "Masters of Sex," "Outlander," and "Better Call Saul," and original series for digital distribution, including "Bloodline" and "The Get Down" for Netflix, "Powers" for PlayStation, and "Mad Dogs" for Amazon. SPT also produces syndication's longtime top-rated game shows, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," and the top network daytime serials "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives." Additionally, with 19 wholly owned or joint venture production companies outside the US, the studio is a leader in local language production around the world.
Mosko joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1992, and was named President of Sony Pictures Television in 2000. In this role, Mosko built on the studio's syndication business, overseeing first-run and off-network program sales in more than 200 markets and supervising efforts of regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.