Al Gore & Co. Purchase Cable Network
In addition to Gore and Hyatt, Mark Goldman will serve the new venture as coo. Goldman began his career at MCA Television, where he spent five years as a senior business development exec, negotiating license and investment agreements and developing foreign television channels. In 1995, he was recruited by News Corp. to build a satellite venture in Latin America. Goldman assumed the position of president/coo of Sky Latin America Partners, securing over $700 million in financing, building broadcast operations, and establishing a network of local operating companies.
Among those on the company's advisory board guiding the growth of IndTV are Steve Jobs, ceo of Apple Computer Inc. and Orville Schell, dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism, an influential thought leader who has published 14 books and more than 150 articles, served as correspondent for several PBS FRONTLINE documentaries and CBS' 60 MINUTES, and is the recipient of Guggenheim and numerous writing awards.
Announcements will come in the near future on a programming chief, charter sponsors and specific programming concepts. The name of the actual network is still being determined.