Greg Meidel today was named President of Twentieth Television, reporting directly to Jack Abernethy, CEO, Fox Television Stations., Meidel will be responsible for overseeing all first-run, network and off-network programming and distribution for the syndicator and the new MNT programming service, effective immediately.
Greg Meidel has been named President of Twentieth Television, announced Jack Abernethy, CEO, Fox Television Stations. Reporting directly to Abernethy, Meidel will be responsible for overseeing all first-run, network and off-network programming and distribution for the syndicator and the new My Network TV programming service, effective immediately.
Meidel will replace Bob Cook, who is leaving Twentieth to form his own company.
Most recently, Meidel was president of MNT. Prior to this, he was president of programming for CBS Paramount Domestic Television, where he oversaw first-run programming in syndication including Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, and Judge Judy.
Earlier, Meidel was president, COO and partner of Massive Media Group (MMG), a technology-driven companythat provided digital rights management for the convergence of content and technology over the Internet.
In addition, Meidel was president and COO of Twentieth from 1992 to 1995, where he was in charge of all first-run and reality programming for network and syndication. From 1996 to 1998, he was chairman and CEO, Universal Television Group, where he was responsible for all television properties, including network and first-run production as well as oversight of USA Networks.
Between 1979and 1992, Meidel held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility at Paramount, including executive vice president and general sales manager, Paramount Domestic Television.