Other Key Policies
Charles F. Dolan is the executive chairman of AMC Networks Inc., a leading producer of pioneering programming for multiple media platforms. Mr. Dolan spearheaded the creation of a programming subsidiary of his earlier cable television business to bring compelling new programming to customers. That entity, Rainbow Media Holdings, was spun off in June 2011 into the separate public company which became AMC Networks Inc. Mr. Dolan is also the founder and former chairman of Cablevision Systems Corp, which, during his tenure, was one of the nation’s leading telecommunications and media companies. The sale of Cablevision to Netherlands-based Altice N.V. was completed in June 2016. In addition, Mr. Dolan serves on the board of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), a former Cablevision subsidiary.
Named CEO in 1995, Joshua W. Sapan led the Company’s successful spin-off from Cablevision Systems Corporation in June 2011, when AMC Networks began trading as a separate public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Earlier in his career Sapan spearheaded the development of the Bravo network. Sapan serves on numerous boards, including the American Film Institute, The Paley Center for Media, The Cable Center, the Museum of the Moving Image, People for the American Way and WNYC Radio. On May 27, 2015, Sapan resigned from the Board of Directors of The New School University.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sean S. Sullivan oversees the financial functions of AMC Networks Inc. and its business units. Sullivan joined AMC Networks in September 2010 from HIT Entertainment, a leading independent children’s entertainment producer and rights owner. He brings more than two decades of experience in finance and operations having served in a variety of senior executive positions in the media, marketing and print industries.
Board of Directors
Director of the Company since June 30, 2011. Dr. Tow is Chief Executive Officer of New Century Holdings LLC, an outdoor advertising company, since January 2005. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Communications Company from 1990 to September 2004. Dr. Tow previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016 and Citizens Communications Company. Dr. Tow also serves as Chairman of the Tow Foundation, a trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation, a trustee of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a member of the board of Lincoln Center Theater.
Director of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Tese served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Urban Development Corporation from 1985 to 1987 and as Director of Economic Development for New York State from 1987 to December 1994. Mr. Tese is Chairman of Bond Street Holdings, LLC and ICE Clear Credit LLC. He is Executive Chairman of Florida Community Bank. Mr. Tese also serves as a director of MSG, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. He also serves as a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and New York University School of Law. Mr. Tese was a director of Gabelli Asset Management, National Wireless Holdings, Inc., The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., Cablevision until its sale in June 2016 and MSG Networks until the MSG Distribution Date.