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Sony Mum on Reason for TV Chairman's Departure

Newspaper article International New York Times

Sony Mum on Reason for TV Chairman's Departure

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The departure of Steve Mosko is the latest in a series of recent exits of television executives.

A changing of the small-screen guard continued this week, with Steve Mosko, the chairman of Sony Pictures Television, leaving the studio after having carried out a hard-fought turnaround.

The departure of Mr. Mosko, 60, came a day after NBC Entertainment pushed out Bela Bajaria as president of Universal Television, which underwent a sharp decline in orders for the fall season, and four months after the ouster of Paul Lee as president of ABC, which has endured quick cancellations and aging hits.

Mr. Mosko's situation was somewhat less clear cut, according to two people briefed on the circumstances of his exit. A Sony spokesman declined to comment on Wednesday.

Sony Television, which makes shows like "Bloodline," "The Blacklist," "The Goldbergs" and "Jeopardy," has been considered a success, especially compared with Sony's considerably larger film operation. …

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