Lawson to Leave Public Television for ION

Feb 11, 2008  •  Post A Comment

John Lawson, who as president-CEO of the Association of Public Television Stations has been the top Washington executive representing public TV stations, is leaving to become executive VP of policy and strategic initiatives for ION Media Networks.
ION programs multicast stations, Internet networks and NBC Universal’s Qubo block of kids programming.
ION said Monday that Mr. Lawson will lead a multi-issue policy agenda in support of its operations and business strategy. His duties will include the mobile phone arena, where Mr. Lawson has engaged in a policy role. He also will develop proposals for key public-interest issues and business plans, including advertising and subscription revenue issues.
“John is a key addition to our management team, and his appointment is a crucial milestone in the evolution of our company to the next level,” ION Chairman-CEO Brandon Burgess said in a statement. “He has a tremendous pedigree and successful track record in broadcast policy and carriage agendas for the digital age. John has also played a valuable role in developing the Open Mobile Video Coalition. We are very fortunate that he will be putting his unique skill set to work for ION and helping us achieve key public policy and business goals.”

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  1. I am little curious to know more about it………

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