Gerald Levin, who, when he was CEO of TIme Warner spearheaded the company’s controversial merger with AOL, is back in media–TV specifically, MediaDailyNews reports.
According to the article, "Levin will be senior advisor of the company [Oasis TV], helping its capitalization and funding strategy, until he assumes the role of chairman. Oasis is currently available on demand in 9.9 million cable and satellite households nationwide. It is launching a linear TV channel early next year."
Levin, 71, left Time Warner in 2002, and, says the story, "is the presiding director of Moonview Sanctuary, a holistic mental-health institute in Santa Monica, Calif., founded by his wife, Dr. Laurie Ann Levin. He is also a partner in Connectivity, a consultancy for entrepreneurs and start-ups."
Said Levin in a statement, "I look forward to supporting the management and its goal to grow the company into the leading body-mind-spirit programming service in the world. It’s also about a lifestyle I personally believe in."