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MGM Home Drafts David Bishop to Head VOD, PPV Operations

25 Jul, 2001 By: Hive News

Seeking a stronger presence in the digital delivery era, MGM Home Entertainment Group president and c.o.o. David Bishop will take on the added responsibility of heading the company's video-on-demand and pay-per-view initiatives as well as other emergingtechnologies.

Commented Chris McGurk, MGM vice chairman and c.o.o.: "David has played a key role in charting MGM's growth strategy for video-on-demand and other emerging technologies. Going forward, his leadership will prove especially valuable in helping us establish an expanded presence within the digital universe, as we work to successfully combineMGM's critical mass of library content with the explosive growth of digitalmedia."

Said Bishop: "As the home entertainment market continues to evolve, it's apparent that consumer-oriented marketing skills have become essential to thesuccessful launch of new businesses. MGM remainscommitted to building its team and its resources within this field to effectively capitalize on the most compelling opportunities."

Bishop oversees all aspects of MGM Home Entertainment Group's worldwide video and DVD operations, itsconsumer products and interactive businesses and its Internet unit, MGM.com.

Bishop has served as president of MGM Home Entertainment since 1996, andhis tenure with MGM spans more than 13 years. He originally began his career with MGM Home Video in 1985, where he spent six years working in various capacities, spanning from regional sales managerto v.p. of sales and marketing for the division.

Before rejoining MGM as executive v.p. in 1994, he spent three years as president and c.o.o. of LIVE Home Video.

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