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February 16, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Time
Former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief Harry Sloan and onetime CBS and Sony Pictures senior executive Jeff Sagansky are looking to raise at least $175 million to acquire media and entertainment properties. Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., a new Los Angeles-based company co-founded by the two media veterans, on Tuesday registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell a minimum of 17.5 million shares at $10 each in an initial public offering. Though Global Eagle has not identified any specific acquisition assets or engaged in any talks with potential targets, it will seek to use its founders' industry experience and connections to buy a controlling interest in one or more companies in the media and entertainment arena, according to the SEC filing.
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July 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., an investment shell company founded by longtime media heavyweights Harry Sloan and  Jeff Sagansky, plans to raise $250 million through an initial public offering.  Silver Eagle said it would sell 25 million shares at $10 a share. It's also giving the IPO's underwriters the option to purchase an additional 3.75 million shares.  The company will use the money raised to acquire media and entertainment properties, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll This is Sloan and Sagansky's second venture together since Sloan left  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Sloan is Silver Eagle's chief executive and  Sagansky, who was a senior executive  at CBS and Sony Pictures, is its president.
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January 16, 1996 | JAMES BATES
Asked following a small news media gathering with Sony Corp. executives in Tokyo last week whether he plans to stay at the company and if he is happy in his job, Jeff Sagansky responded: "I'm here. I like coming to work. I have lots of work and lots of challenges." Not exactly the most enthusiastic, or even direct, answer. And for most of the hourlong session, Sagansky sat quietly amid a room full of executives falling over themselves to talk about what they are doing.
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November 8, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Two entertainment industry executives announced plans to acquire two companies in a $430-million transaction aimed at capitalizing on the growing consumer demand for in-flight services. Global Eagle Acquisitions said it has reached an agreement to buy privately held Row 44 Inc., a Westlake Village company that provides satellite broadband service for Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier. It also agreed to acquire 86% of the outstanding shares of Advanced Inflight Alliance, a German company that supplies games, movies, general entertainment and applications to more than 130 airlines worldwide.
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July 19, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS is making tangible changes in programming plans this fall to address rising Congressional concern over TV violence, but it's time for the rest of the industry to share in the burden of responsibility, said a frustrated CBS Entertainment president Jeff Sagansky on Saturday. "Everybody has to be a part of this," Sagansky told an annual gathering of TV critics in Universal City. "It can't just be the networks fighting the battle."
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April 5, 1992 | RICK DU BROW, Rick Du Brow is The Times television writer. and
At the time, it seemed a rather brash statement. In May of last year, a mere 17 months after becoming president of CBS Entertainment, Jeff Sagansky predicted that his cellar-dwelling network would win the prime-time ratings race in the 1991-92 season. It is now less than a year later, and perhaps CBS' new theme song should be "The Impossible Dream." When the 30-week, so-called official ratings season ends next Sunday, CBS will be the winner by a wide margin--with its programs averaging about 1.
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January 12, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a Monday news conference dominated by program announcements, one message from CBS Entertainment President Jeff Sagansky rang clear: CBS fully expects David Letterman to leave NBC and take his late-night talk show to CBS. "I'm very confident that we're going to get David," Sagansky told a surprised audience of TV writers and critics at a Santa Monica hotel during their winter press tour.
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December 30, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, John Lippman is a Times staff writer.
On a spring day in 1977, Jeff Sagansky was eating lunch at Chadney's restaurant in Burbank with Michael Klein, a young programming executive at NBC. Sagansky was there to interview for a coveted slot in NBC's "associate" program, which picked young hotshots with no television background and put them on the fast track.
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January 13, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
CBS Television City is a thrilling sight outlined against the night as you drive by on Beverly Boulevard. Even empty, the large, brightly lighted offices, clearly visible from the street, radiate a kind of show business magic and power--the inner sanctum from which grand television programs originate and spread to all corners of the globe. Alas, it has been a sad building for several years.
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March 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Big Pay for CBS Entertainment President: Jeff Sagansky was paid $6.3 million last year, outdoing the $2.4-million package paid to the network's chairman, Laurence Tisch. Sagansky's base salary of $1 million reflects a $500,000 raise under a contract that ends in June, 1994, a CBS proxy statement said. The biggest portions of Sagansky's compensation came in bonuses totaling $2.62 million and retroactive salary raises of $2.5 million for 1991 and 1990.
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February 16, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Time
Former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief Harry Sloan and onetime CBS and Sony Pictures senior executive Jeff Sagansky are looking to raise at least $175 million to acquire media and entertainment properties. Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., a new Los Angeles-based company co-founded by the two media veterans, on Tuesday registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell a minimum of 17.5 million shares at $10 each in an initial public offering. Though Global Eagle has not identified any specific acquisition assets or engaged in any talks with potential targets, it will seek to use its founders' industry experience and connections to buy a controlling interest in one or more companies in the media and entertainment arena, according to the SEC filing.
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July 29, 2010 | By Claudia Eller, Los Angeles Times
For 22 years Jeff Sagansky worked in "old media," holding top management posts at the studios and networks including NBC, CBS, Paxon Communications, Sony Pictures and Sony Corp., where he oversaw the American launch of the Sony PlayStation and the acquisition of Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo. After becoming "increasingly skeptical about the long-term viability" of the those businesses, Sagansky forged out on his own and over the last decade has invested in some 40 firms including a TV syndication company, a private cable outfit in Florida and a U.K.-based distribution operation, and co-founded new media start-ups specializing in digital production, mobile search and Web-based social viewing.
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October 18, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Veteran entertainment executive Jeff Sagansky is trying his hand at publishing. Sagansky, a former president of CBS Entertainment who recently departed as chief executive of Pax TV, is the founder of a new bimonthly magazine called Phenomena. The publication will be devoted to what Sagansky calls "the science of the unexplained," including UFOs, biblical archeology, the paranormal, quantum physics and cryptozoology.
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May 15, 1998 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran television executive Jeff Sagansky, most recently co-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, was named chief executive of Paxson Communications Corp. on Thursday, just four months before the Florida company is due to use its station group to launch a new TV network for family and inspirational entertainment.
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January 16, 1996 | JAMES BATES
Asked following a small news media gathering with Sony Corp. executives in Tokyo last week whether he plans to stay at the company and if he is happy in his job, Jeff Sagansky responded: "I'm here. I like coming to work. I have lots of work and lots of challenges." Not exactly the most enthusiastic, or even direct, answer. And for most of the hourlong session, Sagansky sat quietly amid a room full of executives falling over themselves to talk about what they are doing.
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December 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sony Chief Specifies Role for Sagansky: Sony President Nobuyuki Idei said in a memo that Jeffrey Sagansky will continue to coordinate, under Idei's direction, Sony Corp. of America's strategic efforts as well as oversee Sony Retail Entertainment, Sony New Technologies and the SW Networks, a syndicated radio network. The memo is the first word from Idei on the future role of Sagansky, a former senior CBS executive, after Sony's domestic chief, Michael P. Schulhof, was ousted this week.
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December 18, 1989 | From United Press International
Jeff Sagansky, a former NBC executive who now heads Tri-Star Pictures, was named today as president, CBS Entertainment. Sagansky will take over programming for the network on Jan. 1. CBS, which once dominated television entertainment, has been No. 3 in prime time since the 1987-88 season. Sagansky replaces Kim LeMasters, who resigned Nov. 30 after two years in the job. "I am delighted that Jeff Sagansky will be joining CBS," said Howard Stringer, president, CBS/Broadcast Group.
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May 8, 1993
I am distressed about the mean-spirited article regarding Susan Dey because I am not certain what it accomplished and it was unfair to someone I like very much ("CBS' Rap on Susan Dey: Not Funny for Prime Time," April 24). We at CBS consider Dey a gifted and accomplished actress whose longstanding success in series TV should speak, most eloquently, for itself. Working with Dey has been a delight and, because of her many talents, she can return to series TV when she chooses.
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December 6, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faced with mounting criticism of his leadership, Michael P. Schulhof, the head of Sony Corp.'s U.S. businesses, late last year picked a seasoned second-in-command: Jeff Sagansky. The Harvard-educated Sagansky was a former CBS programming whiz credited for lifting the troubled network to top ratings in the early 1990s. Sony, having just taken an embarrassing $3.2-billion write-off on its Hollywood assets, needed all the help it could get.
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April 2, 1995
It was never our intention to bite the hand that first reached out to feed us (Letters, March 19). Under the leadership of Jeff Sagansky, CBS was the first network to set up a Latino Writers Program. His staff worked on their own time reading the countless scripts submitted to them by Latino writers and then have worked to place Latino writers on CBS shows. The initial deal, which by its very nature of being a first step and not all that everyone hoped for, was entered into in good faith and is currently being renegotiated.
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