John Morayniss has signed a new long-term agreement with Entertainment One to continue as Chief Executive Officer of eOne Television. Morayniss has led the division since its inception in 2008. Over the past six years, the eOne TV business has grown from approximately $100 million to over $300 million in revenue. He will continue to oversee all aspects of eOne Television’s development, production, financing, licensing and worldwide distribution activities in both original and third party scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms in all territories throughout the world.
eOne TV has built a network of first-look and output partnerships including an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with AMC Networks for all original scripted series from AMC and Sundance TV. In addition, eOne recently acquired factual producers Paperny Entertainment and Four Four Entertainment and took a significant stake in The Mark Gordon Company to launch a television and film studio with producer Mark Gordon. eOne Television’s portfolio of original and third party acquired content consists of over 35 series and long-form programs, including, The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels, Rookie Blue, Welcome To Sweden, Rogue, Klondike and The Book Of Negroes.
“John’s leadership, passion, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit have been key factors to eOne Television’s explosive growth and we are very fortunate to have him continue at the helm to drive further growth and diversification in our Television business,” said Darren Throop, President & CEO of eOne.
Morayniss joined eOne in 2008 when eOne acquired Blueprint Entertainment, where as a co-founder. Prior roles included Head of Television at Alliance Atlantis where Morayniss oversaw all development, production and co-production activities for the television division, including the mega-hit series franchise, CSI.