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TELE-TV Media Announces John Clark as Executive Vice President
of Programming and Distribution Relations
LOS ANGELES, CA -- David Grant, Chief Operating
Officer of TELE-TV Media, today announced the appointment
of John Clark, as Executive Vice President of Programming and
Distribution Relations. Mr. Clark will report to Mr. Grant, and
will have responsibility for program licensing and relationships
with program suppliers. He will also oversee day-to-day VSO relations
for TELE-TV Media.
In making the announcement, Mr. Grant said: "John's long
standing experience in the cable industry is a perfect compliment
to the broadcast network backgrounds of Howard Stringer, Sandy
Grushow and myself. He is a universally - acknowledged "A"
player with an outstanding reputation in the industry.
Mr. Clark most recently served as Managing Director/Chief Executive
Officer for Telecom Media, a subsidiary of Telecom New Zealand.
Mr. Clark headed this international telephone company's entry
into the broadband video business.
"The opportunity to be a part of TELE-TV's early
stage and future growth is an exciting challenge. Our goal is
to bring the best of broadband content to our partners."
Mr. Clark served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Programming
for Crown Media, Inc. (Dallas). He was responsible for all marketing,
programming, sales, promotion, pay per view, marketing research
and new product introduction for 950,000 subscriber, $400 million,
Hallmark-owned cable television company.
Previously, he held various senior management positions at Cencom
Cable Associates (St. Louis), Coaxial Communications (Columbus,
Ohio), and Warner Amex Cable Communications (Home Sports Entertainment,
Dallas; QUBE Cable, Dallas and Columbus).
Mr. Clark is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of
Maryland with a B.S. in Business Administration, and holds an
M.B.A. degree also from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Clark will be based in the Los Angeles offices.
TELE-TV is a joint venture of Bell Atlantic (NYSE:
BEL), NYNEX (NYSE: NYN), and Pacific Telesis
Group (NYSE: PAC). TELE-TV will offer nationally branded,
traditional and interactive home entertainment, and information
services over its partners' wireline and wireless networks in
six of the nation's top seven markets.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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