Peter Chernin
United States

The Chernin Group


Chairman / CEO

For this entertainment mogul turned investor, placing a big digital-media bet paid off. In the summer of 2018, Chernin sold his eponymously named media and investment company’s majority stake in Otter Media to AT&T in a deal valued at $1 billion. That came after Chernin had formed the OTT video venture, which houses brands including Fullscreen, Crunchyroll and Rooster Teeth, with the telco in 2014. Now media watchers are watching to see where he puts his chips next. While Chernin departed the number two job at the parent of 20th Century Fox in 2009, his company remains a player in the business via Chernin Entertainment’s deal with Fox for movies and The Chernin Group’s TV division.


  • News Corporation
  • The Chernin Group
  • Fox Entertainment Group


  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Peter Chernin: New Businesses Must Be Created to Keep the Industry Vibrant

Peter Chernin: New Businesses Must Be Created to Keep the Industry Vibrant

This column is part of Variety's Broken Hollywood feature. For more execs and their opinions on the state of Hollywood, click here.The thing that concerns me most, and is something I see partly as a threat and partly as an opportunity, is the transition of the television business.From a threat perspective, I’m concerned about the traditional television content business as a producer of such content. You’re seeing all sorts of threatening things — soft advertising on the cable networks and...


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