NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AMC Networks, which includes AMC and WE: Women’s Entertainment, announced today the appointment of Robert A. Voltaggio to vice president of pricing and planning. In this new role, Voltaggio will oversee the day-to-day operations of the advertising sales support areas for the networks, including sales planning, inventory control and traffic. Based in New York Mr. Voltaggio will report to Liz Koman, senior vice president of ad sales for AMC and WE: Women’s Entertainment, who made the announcement.
“AMC and WE: Women’s Entertainment are rapidly expanding, on a number of levels,” said Koman. “WE is one of the fastest growing networks in terms of subscribers and ratings, and along with AMC, is entering its first Upfront as a fully ad-supported network. Bob’s vast experience and talent will be key to our success as we continue to ramp up our sales efforts.”
Voltaggio was previously vice president of sales planning for the ABC Family Network. He joined ABC Family in 1996 as an intern for national sales, and went on to hold a number of sales positions, including sales assistant, revenue planner, and director of sales planning.
Voltaggio graduated from Marist College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He resides in Long Beach, NY.
Formed in 1984, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation (RASCO), the advertising division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., is the cable industry’s largest and most diverse advertising representation firm. With a staff of more than 500 sales professionals in 32 offices nation wide, RASCO manages New York Local Sales, New York Interconnect (NYI), News 12 Sales, MetroChannels, MuchMusic USA, Bravo Networks, AMC Networks and Interactive Sales.
American Movie Classics (AMC) is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 82,000,000 U.S. homes (as of Jan. 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks.
WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks. WE gives women a chance to relax and a way to recharge through entertainment that connects them on an emotional level. WE: features the largest collection of women’s interest films, inspiring original series and topical specials. The network currently has 43 million subscribers.
A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and NBC, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. manages Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, American Movie Classics, We: Women’s Entertainment, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications.