Steve Mosko Named Chairman of Sony Pictures Television

Steve Mosko - S 2015
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Steve Mosko - S 2015

The former president of the company will report to CEO Michael Lynton.

Sony Pictures Television’s Steve Mosko has been elevated to chairman.

The announcement, which was made Monday by CEO Michael Lynton at an all-staff meeting, comes after a particularly strong run at the TV studio. In fact, Mosko’s group has been a bright spot for the embattled company, which suffered a devastating security hack and a string of box office disappointments. In his new role, Mosko will continue to oversee all TV operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide.

"Under Steve’s leadership, Sony Pictures Television has become the industry’s largest independent television studio. 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," said Lynton, to whom he reports.

Added Mosko, "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."

Mosko, who has spent more than two decades at the company, oversees global television production, distribution of film and TV content and the studio's international networks, which reach more than 1.3 billion households worldwide, including Crackle, SPE's premium video streaming service and GSN.

Domestically, Sony Pictures TV is responsible for a range of broadcast, cable and streaming series including The Blacklist, The Goldbergs, Shark Tank, Better Call Saul, Bloodline, Outlander and NBC’s new addition The Player. Mosko also oversees fare in other day-parts, including Jeopardy! and Days of Our Lives.