Executive named exec VP of programming
producer and helped launch programs such as “Playmakers,” “World Series of Poker” and “Pardon the Interruption.” Antinoro worked alongside Dick Clark Prods. CEO Mark Shapiro at Six Flags and ESPN. Shapiro said the hire “signifies our move to be aggressive on the television front in all directions.” Shapiro said the shingle is quite active in development with about 20 projects, mostly in reality and several centering in the sports world.”We want to be aggressive on the sports front,” said Shapiro, who was exec VP of programming and production at ESPN. Shapiro added that with MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL having their own networks, there is a need for content. Antinoro will work closely with Dick Clark Prods. president Orly Adelson, who produced a handful of telepics before moving to the executive suite.