(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Network LIVE, a joint venture between American Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, has appointed otelevision industry veteran Michael Goldfine to vice president of Production and Programming. Goldfine will oversee all creative development and production of Network LIVE programming, including music events, original programming, and comedy, ensuring the program translates across multiple digital distribution platforms such as Internet, satellite radio, mobile, and TV. Additionally, he will hear pitches from and develop talent, writers, and producers as well as manage relationships with distribution and content partners for Network LIVE programming.
"In building Network LIVE, we have looked for senior level executives with both passion about the changing tides of the entertainment business and real-world experience. Goldfine is a stellar example of a professional who has both," said Kevin Wall, CEO of Network LIVE. "Goldfine joining our distinguished team demonstrates how Network LIVE is aggressively executing against our overall vision of delivering highest quality live content anytime, anywhere, and on any device."
"The entertainment business is evolving toward broadband-based distribution. With the shift in viewing habits occurring at lightning speed, Network LIVE, through its impressive roster of partners, has the potential to make an immediate and lasting impression on the changing face of content development and distribution," said Goldfine. "I share the Network LIVE vision of delivering great live entertainment content to fans on their terms, and am thrilled to join their team."
Goldfine joins Network LIVE following three years as senior producer and correspondent for Extra! where he oversaw production of the daily nationally-syndicated entertainment show and developed and produced international specials for Telepictures. Prior to Extra, Goldfine created, developed and co-produced Cathouse for HBO. He also produced human interest pieces for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A veteran of sports programming, Goldfine produced the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics for NBC, has held senior producer positions with Fox, where he developed, produced and launched Goin' Deep, Rewind, and The Last Word with Jim Rome for Fox Sports Net. He developed and supervised Beyond the Glory for Fox while at Broadband Sports. For the American Film Institute, he developed, wrote, directed, and produced a media campaign featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, and Jack Nicholson. Other producer credits include Deco Drive, The New Mike Ditka Show, Bears Sunday Live, and Fox Diner.
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