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BOB BILLECI UPPED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS, NETWORKS, SONY PICTURES TELEVISION


CULVER CITY, CA (July 17, 2012)Bob Billeci has been promoted to executive vice president, technology and operations, networks, for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, SPT, to whom he reports. 

In this role, Billeci oversees technical infrastructure, workflow and operations strategy for SPT linear networks worldwide.  In addition to these responsibilities, he will maintain, develop and implement policies, procedures, standards and practices to create synergy across all assets in the SPT network portfolio.  Billeci will continue to work closely with strategic technology vendors and clients to develop new methods, drive trends and represent SPT's networks' agendas.


Billeci served as senior vice president, technology and operations, networks since April 2004. He supervised the technical infrastructure management and technology operations of SPT's owned and joint-ventured satellite-distributed cable television networks worldwide.  He was also the SPT corporate representative on multiple technical committees providing oversight of joint-ventured broadcast facility operations. 

Billeci joined Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 1998 as executive director, worldwide satellite operations, with primary responsibility for evaluation of satellite digital encryption and delivery system technologies.  He was promoted to vice president, technology and operations, international networks, SPT, in July 1999.  Prior to joining SPE, Billeci was president of Meridian Television Systems, Inc. in Valencia, California and designed SPT's multi-channel broadcast facility in Singapore under contract to SPE.  His previous experience includes positions as vice president, engineering for Prime Sports Network in Los Angeles, director of engineering at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and director of engineering at KFSN-TV in Fresno, California.  He began his career at the University of California, Berkeley as a staff television engineer.

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Contact:
Michael Maney
Director, Communications
michael_maney@spe.sony.com
310-244-8834

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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.