Mumbai: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) president Steve Mosko has signed a long-term contract with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), extending his employment as head of the studio’s television division through 2012, it was announced by SPE chairman and chief executive officer studioand co-chairman of the studio studio
Mosko has been running the television company since 2001 and under his direction the studio is currently celebrating a phenomenal year. With more than 25 programs in production, SPT recently received 29 Emmy nominations, the most the studio has ever received. In June, SPT also won the privilege of working with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions to launch her latest syndicated program with renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
"Steve has worked wonders in building up our domestic television business, and we are proud to have him continue leading Sony Pictures Television for years to come," said Lynton. "He and the team he’s built at SPT have much to be proud of, given all their success in a wide range of businesses, from new programming to long-running shows, and ad sales to digital distribution."
"It has been a real pleasure working with Steve for more than fifteen years and I’m thrilled that he’ll continue leading the division and delivering successes," said Pascal. "He’s a charismatic leader who’s really elevated our television business in the community and a team player who works closely with the various divisions in the company. We’re also grateful for everything Steve’s done for the community in which we live, from hosting our annual holiday party for children in need to organizing internship programs to introduce talented young people to our business."
As president of SPT, Mosko leads the largest remaining independent television studio, a leader in production and distribution of programming for all platforms. Under his aegis are programming and production of content in all genres; traditional and digital distribution of all of SPE’s film, television and short form content, current and library; and advertiser sales, which represents SPT’s content across all platforms as well as outside clients such as Sony BMG, Tennis Channel and MOJO HD.
Mosko also oversees the studio’s interests in FEARnet, the number one horror/thriller website and VOD service; Crackle.com, SPE’s online video network; GSN, cable’s game show network; and ITN Networks, Inc., a national media sales company.
Some of the programs currently in production at the studio include: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! Damages, Rescue Me, Breaking Bad, Til Death, Rules of Engagement, Ten Items or Less, My Boys, Sit Down, Shut Up, The Boondocks, The Beast, The Young and the Restless and shows for The Minisode Network.