CHICAGO, IL, JUNE 9, 2003 – AMC NETWORKS has promoted John Pezzini to Vice President, Western Division, it was announced today by Kim Martin, Executive Vice President, Distribution & Affiliate Marketing for AMC NETWORKS. Pezzini was promoted from his previous role as Director, Western Division for AMC NETWORKS.
In his new role, John Pezzini will be responsible for the management of the Los Angeles sales and marketing team which is responsible for the distribution of AMC, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT and FUSE within a 13 state region. In addition, Pezzini’s responsibilities include client relationships with Cable One, DirecTV, Echostar and the Comcast Mountain and Pacific Divisions. John Pezzini will report to Joe Glennon, Senior Vice President, Western Division.
Pezzini joined AMC Networks in 2001. Before joining the Western Division, he was General Manager of Cable One Systems in California and Arizona, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the systems. Prior to that, Pezzini held positions at TCI, Continental Cablevision and WorldCom. A resident of Los Angeles, Pezzini is married and is a graduate of University of San Francisco.
“Under John’s leadership, the Los Angeles office has consistently achieved great results, exceeding all contractual goals for AMC, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT and FUSE,” Martin said. “We look forward to his continued success in his new role.”
AMC NETWORKS is comprised of AMC, a movie-based network dedicated to the American movie fan, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT, which gives women the chance to relax and recharge through entertainment that connects them on an emotional level, and Fuse, the nation’s only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in music. AMC is available in 84 million homes; WE is available in 50 million homes, and FUSE is available in 31 million digital homes.
AMC NETWORKS is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), FUSE, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM, which owns a 20 percent stake in three of Rainbow’s national networks: AMC, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT, and IFC.