His contract isn’t up until November but Bob Cook, president of the syndication and distribution arm for News Corp’s broadcast and cable operations, is leaving to form his own company in the next few months once his successor is in place. Word is that may be Greg Meidel, the veteran TV exec who currently runs News Corp’s My Network TV and could also get oversight of Twentieth TV which he ran in the mid-1990s when TV syndications was still alive and well. Cook told the Los Angeles Times his MBN (the initials of his three sons) has already signed a contract with the Fox-owned TV stations to work on developing their digital platforms.
Bob Cook Leaving Twentieth Television
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