Charter Names HealthSouth Chairman, Jonathan Dolgen to its Board

Oct 22, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Former Viacom Entertainment Group Chairman Jonathan Dolgen was elected to serve on the board of Paul Allen’s Charter Communications, the cable operator announced Friday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Mr. Dolgen was ousted in July from Viacom and presently serves as a senior advisor to Viacom Chairman and CEO Sumner Redstone, the filing stated.

In addition to announcing Mr. Dolgen’s new role at Charter, the company disclosed that Charter paid Viacom approximately $188 million in programming fees for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2003, and incurred $4.7 million in marketing expenses related to the carriage of Viacom channels.

The company also said that it named HealthSouth Chairman Robert May a director. HealthSouth is a Birmingham, Ala.-based health-care services provider currently under investigation for a $2.7 billion accounting scandal allegedly orchestrated by former chairman and CEO Richard Scrushy.

Mr. May served as chief operating officer and a member of the board at Cablevision Systems from 1996 to 1998.

The appointments of Mr. Dolgen and Mr. May bring to 12 the total number of board members.