National Mobile Television Inc. (NMT) announced that its Board ofDirectors has elected Joseph M. Cohen as a director of the company,effective immediately. Cohen has been appointed to serve on both theCompensation and Governance Committees, and will also be the fifthdirector on the NMT Board, joining Steve Clifford, Mark Howorth, ChrisBrothers and Jim Ford.
In addition to his new responsibilities for NMT, Cohen currentlyserves as the Chairman of the Board of HTN Communications, which heacquired for the third time in June 2003. The company, which isanchored by the former Hughes Television Network, will serve as thefoundation for future acquisitions in sports, television andcommunications. Prior to his current tenure as owner of HTN, Cohenco-founded USA Network and implemented MSG’s HDTV initiative in2000. His previous experience includes stints as president of MadisonSquare Garden Network, principal owner of the Z channel in Los Angelesand chairman of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. Most recently, heserved as executive VP of Madison Square Garden, where he returned from1995 through 2002 to oversee the MSG Network, Fox Sports Net New Yorkand MSG Radio.
“I am honored to be selected to the National Mobile TelevisionBoard of Directors,” said Cohen. “I look forward to workingwith the other boardmembers and management of NMT in breaking newground and furthering the success of the company.”
“Mr. Cohen will be a very important ingredient in the mix hereat NMT,” said Steve Clifford, Chairman of the Board of NMT.“His numerous accomplishments in the field of sports televisionspeak for themselves. Simply put, he knows what it takes to grow andthrive in this industry, both in terms of technology and company size.NMT will benefit from his insights and experience in the months andyears to come.”
“We are pleased to welcome Joe Cohen to National MobileTelevision’s board of directors,” commented Mark Howorth,CEO of NMT. “His proven track record and knowledge of theindustry will be invaluable assets to the company as we continue togrow and push the technological envelope into the high-definitionage.”
For more information, visit www.nmtv.com.