10:31am PT by Lesley Goldberg
GSN Promotes Mark Feldman to CEO
Three months after GSN CEO David Goldhill's departure, the AT&T and Sony Pictures Television-owned cable network has a new topper.
Mark Feldman has been promoted from exec vp and general counsel to president and CEO.
"GSN TV is unique in the entertainment television landscape in our persistent commitment to our core audience through game show programming in all its forms, including classic, contemporary and, increasingly, interactive shows," Feldman said. "GSN Games has become a world leader by providing our players compelling opportunities to play anytime, anywhere, whether on their own or in a huge variety of always available competitions. I am grateful to Sony and AT&T to be entrusted with the challenge of continuing our growth in a rapidly changing media landscape, and I look forward to working closely with them in the days ahead. I could not be more excited to team with GSN’s many outstanding professionals throughout the globe in crafting the next chapter of our development."
GSN consists of GSN TV — which reaches 80 million subscribers — and GSN Games. Feldman joined GSN in 2008 and has led legal and business affairs development and GSN's innovation lab since. Before that, he was president of Univision Home Entertainment and Consumer Products.
"Mark is a talented leader with a history of success at GSN, and I believe he has the right vision and strategy to achieve future growth in the company's television and digital games businesses," Sony Pictures Television Networks president Andy Kaplan said.
Goldhill stepped down in April after 10 years on the job.