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Howard Bolter to lead LATV national rollout

Posted by Elena del Valle on March 1, 2007

Howard Bolter

Howard Bolter, president and COO, LATV 

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Los Angeles, California — LATV, a bilingual music and entertainment network distributed via digital multicast, appointed Howard Bolter president and chief operating officer. Based in Los Angeles, Bolter will administer the day-to-day operations of the network. He will oversee business development, legal and business affairs, production, operations, engineering, information technology, and human resources.

“In addition to managing E! Network’s domestic and international production and operations over the past three years, Howard is one of the top network launch specialists in his field. His proven leadership skills, hands-on experience and technical know-how will be key essentials as we launch and build the network,” said Danny Crowe, president and founder, LATV. “Howard brings a unique combination of creative and operations experience. I very much look forward to working with him to make LATV a success.”

Most recently, Bolter was executive vice president at Wobo Media, a broadband company that combined high-definition video with community programming for Baby Boomers. Prior to working at Wobo, he was senior vice president of Network and Production Operations at E! Networks. There, Bolter oversaw the E! franchises, the daily production of over 30 original television series, the Network Operations Center and the development of Internet-based distribution strategies.

Before joining E!, Bolter headed up Production, Operations and Engineering for the Hubbard Media Group’s satellite and cable network, Moviewatch.  He was also responsible for the start-up of CNET and the producer for the company’s pilot programs.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, LATV has focused on bicultural youth broadcasting since 2001. The network targets the 16- to 34-year-old Latino with content that includes multi-genre music, lifestyle and entertainment. 

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