Sony Pictures Unites Domestic, International Television Divisions
Sony Pictures has previously acted to integrate its motion picture marketing and distribution businesses on a global scale, bringing domestic and international staffs together under a unified leadership. As a result, its international box office receipts have grown in recent years, illustrated by such global hits as THE DA VINCI CODE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SPIDER-MAN 3, CASINO ROYALE and HANCOCK.
As president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Steve Mosko oversaw all U.S. television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). He was appointed to the position in 2001. Under his aegis were programming and production, distribution, digital distribution, and advertiser sales, as well as overseeing the studio's interests in FEARnet, Crackle.com, GSN, and ITN Networks, Inc. Mosko joined SPE in 1992 as vice president of the western region for Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, the syndication and cable network production and distribution organization that was a predecessor to SPT. For that entity, he held several senior management positions, including executive vice president, sales, before being named president in 2000. From 1988-1991, Mosko was vice president and station manager of Philadelphia's WPHL-TV. There, he managed the station's day-to-day operations and was involved in long-term strategic planning. Previously, from 1983-87, he was general sales manager for that city's WTAF-TV.