Amy Pfister, AXS TV
(Denver – March 19, 2013) Fred Lutz and Sue Hamilton have joined AXS TV’s leadership ranks as Executive Vice President, Operations and Administration and Executive Vice President, Distribution and Business Development, respectively, Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and Founder announced today. The announcement comes on the heels of AXS TV now reaching 40 million homes nationwide, including nearly every SD DISH subscriber.
Lutz, with over two decades experience in the cable industry, will manage all aspects of AXS TV outside of programming and distribution. Most recently Regional Vice President at Charter Communications overseeing the company’s assets in California, Nevada, Washington State, Oregon and Texas, Lutz spent the last decade at Charter including overseeing the consolidation of operations in Tennessee following an internal restructure as well as a consolidation of the Southern California Inland Empire and Los Angeles markets. Previous to Charter, Lutz held various positions with TCI, which included remaining with the company thru its acquisition by AT&T Broadband as well as managing Resort Sports Network, Inc. operations in the western US.
“Fred’s experience and relationships within the cable industry will be an immediate added value for AXS TV. We are excited to welcome him to the network,” Cuban said.
Hamilton began her cable industry career nearly twenty years ago in programming at TCI, and continued in the role for its successor AT&T Broadband. She went on to serve as EVP of Programming for Charter Communications.. More recently, Sue has consulted to the industry as Principal of Hamilton Media LLC. Prior to working in cable, Hamilton was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Hamilton has been twice recognized by CableFAX as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Cable,” as well as named one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Cable” three years in a row. MultiChannel News has honored Hamilton as both a “Woman to Watch” and a “Wonder Woman.”
“Sue has been a valued advisor to the network for over 5 years. She brings with her an unparalleled understanding of the affiliate and cable/satellite business. We are incredibly fortunate to have her as part of the growing AXS TV leadership,” said Cuban.
Lutz and Hamilton will report directly to Mark Cuban, who continues to oversee the network and make all programming decisions.
About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, breaking news, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion, and entertainment.
AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music. From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast landscape, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. With multiple live concerts weekly, AXS TV is the number one destination for artists and their fans to experience and share a pure live event in the world of music and pop culture. Live LIVE!
With production facilities at AEG’s owned and operated L.A. LIVE (which includes venues such as STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and The GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater), as well as their access to their worldwide network of the busiest venues of all sizes, AXS TV has the inside track to programming that connects audiences with the complete live experience.
From show creation and development to rehearsals, sound-check and performance and right thru the after-party, AXS TV viewers get an immersive look into their favorite acts touring today from across the globe.
The largest independently owned and operated network, AXS TV was developed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Philip Garvin. The network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, go to www.axs.tv.
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