SVP Bosgang looks to add to MSG Networks’ story
MSG Networks exec Jeremiah Bosgang’s résumé covers a diverse skill set, from comedy writing and directing an indie film to making tough decisions as a front office executive. He gained experience with “Saturday Night Live,” “In Living Color,” The Second City comedy troupe, “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” FX, MTV, and the Howard Stern Production Company.
New title: Senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, MSG Networks
Previous title: Executive vice president of television at Sony BMG Music Entertainment
First job: Long Island Press delivery boy
College education: B.A. in philosophy, University of Chicago (1984), University of California, Los Angeles — The Anderson School of Management (2006)
Resides: Port Washington, N.Y.
Grew up: Malverne, N.Y.
Executive most admired: Brandon Tartikoff
Brand most admired: Harley-Davidson
Favorite vacation spot: Santa Monica, Calif.
Last book read: “Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work” by Matthew Crawford
Last movie seen: “InglouriousBasterds”
Favorite movie: “The Godfather”
Favorite musician/band: Ray LaMontagne
You have worked with edgier organizations, counting MTV and Howard Stern … and you are now charged with developing successful entertainment and sports programming that appeals across a variety of audiences. Will that be a challenge?
MTV, Howard and MSG each have unique brand identities and they all share a common denominator: a passionate fan base. My success will be a function of how well I come to understand MSG’s core audience and am able to provide new programming that appeals to them, while at the same time engages new viewers.
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