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Steve Mosko upped at Sony

Steve Mosko has been upped to chairman, Sony Pictures Television.

Mosko,-Steve_1-2007The new role sees Mosko elevated from president to chairman of the studio’s TV production, distribution and channels division.

He will continue to report to Sony’s overall entertainment boss, Michael Lynton, who said: “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. Steve is a remarkable executive and we are proud to have him at the helm of Sony Pictures Television.”

Sony has shifted emphasis from movies to higher-margin TV and channels activities in recent years, with Mosko credited for the strong performance of SPT. Its recent TV hits include Breaking Bad and The Blacklist.

Mosko, who has been at Sony since 1992, said: “I am honoured 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’s new role has heralded a raft of promotions and changes within the SPT management ranks.

The Sony TV chief sat down with TBI to talk about his plans for SPT last year.