SFM Entertainment

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SFM Media
Type private corporation
Industry Television syndication
Successor(s) SFM Entertainment
MPG
Founded September 29, 1969 (1969-09-29)
Founder(s) Walter Staab
Robert Frank
Stanley Moger
Headquarters Rye Brook, New York
Key people Stanley Moger, CEO
Michael Maizes, SVP, Counsel, CFO
Products TV Shows
Services ad hoc TV networks
Divisions SFM Holiday Network
Website SFM Entertainment

SFM Entertainment (formerly known as SFM Media Corporation and SFM Media Service Corporation) is an American television syndicator, film distributor, production company, and licensing firm,[1] established on September 29, 1969.[2] SFM is known for setting up 'occasional' networks.[3] The name comes from the initials of the company's founders: Walter Staab, Robert Frank, and Stanley Moger.[citation needed]

History[edit]

SFM Media Services started on September 29,[2] 1969 as an independent advertising agency by Stanley Moger, Bob Frank and Walt Staab. SFM Media started a division, SFM Entertainment (SFME), to enter the strip-programming business. SFME's first program was The Mickey Mouse Club.[4]

SFM Media Service assisted Mobil Oil in running and launching in the winter of 1976-1977 of Mobil Showcase Network. This led to three additional companies approaching SFM on setting up their own 'occasional' networks.[3] SFM launched the General Foods Golden Showcase Network.[4] In 1978, SFM launched its own network, SFM Holiday Network.[5] In 1983, SFM worked with Del Monte Foods to form an ad hoc TV network to broadcast "Believe You Can . . . And You Can!" special on 100 stations on April 21, 1983 at 8 PM EST.[6] In 1994, SFM starts up a sports marketing unit in its media services division with the hiring of Jerry Solomon as executive vice president.[7] In 1998, media holding company Havas purchased SFM except for its SFM Entertainment division.[8]

Shows distributed by SFM[edit]

Some shows distributed by SFM (past or present) include:

Units[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Show Studios :: Let Our Connections Work For You
  2. ^ a b SFM at 30, sfment.dreamhosters.com
  3. ^ a b Nadel, Gerry (1977-05-30). "Who Owns Prime Time? The Threat of the 'Occasional' Networks". New York Magazine (New York): 33–36. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Brokaw, Kurt (September 11, 2006). "My Days and Nights with Moger". Madison Avenue Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Dougherty, Philip H. (December 22, 1981). "Advertising; Holiday Success At SFM". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Jory, Tom (March 21, 1983). "Stan Moger and the ad hoc networks". The Gettysburg Times. AP. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Ramirez, Anthony (September 19, 1994). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING -- ADDENDA; SFM Media Names Head of Sports Unit". New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d Frank, Bob (September 14, 2006). "Bob to Stanley: "What's a Media Service?"". Madison Avenue Journal. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 

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