[12/07/21 - 11:53 AM]
John Zaccario Named President of GSN
Zaccario joined Game Show Network in 2008 as Executive Vice President of Game Show Network Advertising Sales.

[via press release from GSN]


(Santa Monica, CA) - December 7, 2021 - John Zaccario has been appointed President of GSN, effective immediately. Zaccario, who was previously GSN's Executive Vice President, Ad Sales, succeeds Mark Feldman, who has left the company to join Scopely upon the sale of the GSN Games business, which was completed this week. Zaccario's responsibilities include the running of Game Show Network, a top 20* cable network of nearly 70-million subscribers, its production arm, Game Show Enterprises, gameshownetwork.com, getTV, Sony Movies, Sony Cine and the distribution of the Game Show Network and Sony libraries via FAST Channels. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

"GSN is in the advantageous position of being able to access Sony Pictures Television's vast resources and leadership in game shows. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to our core audience on Game Show Network and other platforms by producing and distributing exciting game shows that families can enjoy together," said Zaccario. "I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to lead this high performing team as we navigate the exciting opportunities provided by the dynamic media landscape."

"As a longtime member of GSN's management team, John has demonstrated terrific leadership and delivered strong ad sales results for the organization over the years. We are delighted to have him step into the position of President, leading GSN and our digital and FAST channels business in the U.S.," said Ravi Ahuja, Chairman, Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development. "Our game show businesses are incredibly important areas of focus for us and we will continue to invest and expand them into the future."

Zaccario joined Game Show Network in 2008 as Executive Vice President of Game Show Network Advertising Sales. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing sales efforts for Game Show Network's media properties, including the cable television network, the GSN Games Network online and GSN's social and mobile applications. As a result of his leadership, Game Show Network experienced unprecedented revenue growth year after year. During his tenure, Zaccario additionally served as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2017.

Prior to joining Game Show Network, Zaccario served as Vice President, ESPN Digital Media Sales and Marketing, where he oversaw the sales and marketing efforts for ESPN.com, ESPN 360, Mobile and ITV. Additional responsibilities also included emerging media sales and efforts associated with the launch of ESPN HD and ESPN's video game division.

Before joining ESPN, Zaccario held advertising sales posts at ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Raycom Sports and Katz Television.

Zaccario is a board member of the VAB (Video Advertising Bureau) and graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

About GSN

GSN includes Game Show Network LLC ("Game Show Network"), the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia, which presents original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its cable network, GameShowNetwork.com and Game Show Enterprises, the production arm of the network, develops and produces hundreds of hours of original episodes, making Game Show Network the premiere destination for fun, family-friendly programming. Game Show Network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. Additionally, GSN encompasses getTV, Sony Movies, Sony Cine and the distribution of FAST channels such as Game Show Central, CINEVAULT Westerns, CINEVAULT 80s, CINEVAULT 70s and CINEVAULT Classics. GSN TV is owned Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

*Source: Nielsen Media Research, N-Power Ratings Analysis Time Period Report, Game Show Network claim: 2021-to-date (12/28/20-11/28/21) P2+ 000, L+SD, Total Day M-Su 6A-6A, Prime M-Su 7P-12A, Rank among all ad-supported cable networks, no exclusions.

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