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21 Apr 2014

SPIKE TV PROMOTES MATT CALIFANO TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING SCHEDULING

SPIKE TV PROMOTES MATT CALIFANO TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING SCHEDULING

 

New York, NY, April 21, 2014 – Matt Califano has been promoted to Vice President, Program Scheduling, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, to whom he will continue to report.  In his new role, Califano will plan and execute the program scheduling and acquisitions strategy for Spike TV along with supervising the day-to-day operations supporting new distribution models (HD, VOD, DTO, and 3D) and implementing new systems. Califano most recently served as Senior Director of Program Scheduling for Spike TV.

Califano is a ten year veteran at Viacom, launching his career in television in 2006 as Supervisor, Commercial Operations, for Nick at Nite. He later joined Spike TV as Manager, Commercial Operations in 2007.

Califano earned a B.A. from Albright College where he majored in Political Science and was a standout member of the tennis team.  Califano currently lives in New Jersey with his fiancé.

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