NAB 2016

Ben Silverman Is Still Bullish On Broadcast

The veteran producer says broadcast networks are still the programming gold standard. “With broadcast, you may be taking a ton of risk going into it, but you can still potentially create something like The Office or The Biggest Loser, which has huge back-end revenue streams, not just the front-end, commercial upside,” he says.

 

Ben Silverman Named Co-CEO At Propagate

Ben Silverman has reunited with a longtime partner, joining Howard T. Owens as co-chairman and CEO of the A+E Networks-backed production company Propagate Content.

 

Ben Silverman Named Co-CEO At Propagate

Ben Silverman has reunited with a longtime partner, joining Howard T. Owens as co-chairman and CEO of the A+E Networks-backed production company Propagate Content.

Apple Going Original With Show About Apps

Apple announced Thursday that its first venture into original programming will be an unscripted series about apps and the app economy. There is no word yet on whether or how the show, which Apple is doing with the singer Will.i.am and two veteran TV executives, Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, will portray or promote Apple’s own app business. 

Ben Silverman In Talks To Launch New Company

NAB 2016

Ben Silverman Added To NAB Show Lineup

The executive producer of The Office, Ugly Betty, Jane The Virgin, Marco Polo, The Tudors and The Biggest Loser to kick off NAB’s Media Finance and Investor Conference on April 18.

Adapted Telenovelas Take Hold In Primetime

The CW’s Jane The Virgin, adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela is the latest show to be adapted from the daily hour-long shows in Spanish to hour-a-week programs suited to American sitcom formats. Ben Silverman, who has worked with other adapted series like The Office which appeared in Great Britain before it became a primetime U.S. show, was the production architect of it as well as ABC’s telenovela adaptation Ugly Betty (2006-10).

Vergara, Silverman Strike Latin American TV Deal

TV Land Orders Pilots From Silverman, Stuber

NAB 2012

Rosenblum, Silverman To Address NAB Show

Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television Group and newly sworn in chairman-CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of multimedia studio Electus, will speak at the upcoming 2012 NAB Show. The NAB Show takes place April 14-19, in Las Vegas. Bruce Rosenblum will be a featured […]

Ben Silverman Names Chris Grant Electus CEO

Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus, an operating business of IAC announced that Chris Grant will join the company as CEO effective Nov. 1. In his new role, Grant will take responsibility for the company’s next phase of growth across global TV, digital and branded entertainment. Grant’s background in advertising and international distribution, acquisition and production […]

Silverman Sells NBC Fashion Competition Show

Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus

The guy who moved Leno to 10 o’clock and put a Val Kilmer-voiced Knight Rider on the air is bringing credibility to Web video. Ben Silverman’s Electus, formed last year following the executive’s much-maligned tenure at NBC, has emerged as a deal-making juggernaut in the online video arena, to the extent that many are crediting him with resuscitating a moribund medium.