Executive upped to COO

Unscripted shingle A. Smith & Co. has upped Frank Sinton to chief operating officer. Effective immediately, the exec will oversee internal operations as well as development.

Sinton will continue to report to A. Smith CEO Arthur Smith and company prexy Kent Weed, and will continue to manage the shingle’s cable division, A. Smith & Co. Properties, which he headed in his previous role.

Sinton has helped manage A. Smith’s relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and exec produced “UFC Countdown” for Spike, as well as TVOne bio series “Unsung” and TruTV’s “Full Throttle Saloon” and “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.”

Sinton was VP of programming for Fox Sports Net prior to joining A. Smith, and worked as VP of programming at the Disney Channel before that.

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