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January 19, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY
She is, arguably, the most successful television executive of the last decade, having led a network to a four-year reign in first place. Yet it's telling, actually, that few people even within the entertainment industry would immediately come up with the name of Margaret Loesch, who served as president of the Fox Kids Network for seven years. In that time, she took the service from a start-up operation to a dominant force in children's TV, which ruled Saturday morning from 1993-97.
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January 19, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY
She is, arguably, the most successful television executive of the last decade, having led a network to a four-year reign in first place. Yet it's telling, actually, that few people even within the entertainment industry would immediately come up with the name of Margaret Loesch, who served as president of the Fox Kids Network for seven years. In that time, she took the service from a start-up operation to a dominant force in children's TV, which ruled Saturday morning from 1993-97.
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May 13, 1998 | Sallie Hofmeister
The Jim Henson Co. and Hallmark Entertainment plan to launch the Kermit Channel, a 24-hour pay television network that will draw upon the family and children's programming libraries and production resources of the 50-50 partners. The channel will launch in Asia and Latin America in September and in more locations afterward.
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February 10, 1998 | Sallie Hofmeister
Margaret Loesch, the executive credited with building News Corp.'s child-oriented television business, has signed on as president of the Jim Henson Television Group. Loesch, who left News Corp. in November amid a power struggle with Haim Saban, News Corp.'s half partner in Fox Kids Worldwide, gives the Jim Henson Co. added credibility at a time when independent producers are battling for cable and network time.
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April 30, 1999 | Sallie Hofmeister
Rod Perth, formerly president of entertainment for USA Networks, was named president of Jim Henson Television Group Worldwide, a division of Jim Henson Co. Perth is credited with expanding USA's original programming, overseeing the highly rated miniseries "Moby Dick" and one the network's star series, "La Femme Nikita." He left USA in July in a management shake-up after Barry Diller assumed control of the network and other television assets in a transaction with Seagram Co.
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