John Matoian

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John Matoian (born 1949) is a renowned businessman and television industry executive. He was a vice-president of the CBS Entertainment division. He later became the president of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting in September 1995.[1][2] In 1996 he became the president of HBO.[3]

He is a native of Fresno and is of Armenian descent.[4]

Rupert Murdoch admired John Matoian's talents as a programming executive. Murdoch was quoted as saying about Matoian, "in John Matoian we have the best programming executive in America, I think he's the man who made CBS No. 1 the past two years."[5]

In the 2012 United States Presidential elections, John Matoian had made $83,800 worth of contributions to Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign.[6]

He received both his B.A. and his J.D. from Duke University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A More Grown-Up Look for Fox : Television: With new entertainment president John Matoian and a powerful distribution system, the fourth network plans to expand its audience.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fox aims to broaden young audience". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former Fox Exec to Join HBO Pictures". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Bulbulian, Berge (2000). The Fresno Armenians : history of a diaspora community. Fresno, CA: Press at California State University, Fresno. ISBN 9780912201351. 
  5. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Murdoch Replaces Fox Programming Chief". New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "John Matoian Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle". Campaignmoney. Retrieved 14 March 2013.