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Playboy TV Restructures Programming Team;Todd Schwartz is vice president, programming

Los Angeles, CA – January 22, 2007 – In a restructuring of its programming team, the Playboy Entertainment Group has hired Todd Schwartz as vice president, programming for Playboy TV and promoted Michael Spierer to the position of vice president, programming for adult networks. Both will report to Bryan Postlethwait, senior vice president, programming.

“Todd and Michael are part of a newly redesigned programming team for the Playboy Entertainment Group,” said Postlethwait, “The company is taking an aggressive approach to developing innovative content in an effort to attract new viewers and to expand the demographic for both our linear television channels and for emerging platforms like SVOD and Mobile. We’re happy to have Todd join the team and proud to recognize Michael’s achievements here at Playboy.”

Schwartz will be responsible for the planning, directing and controlling of content for Playboy TV and other expanding media platforms. He joins Playboy from Branded Media Corporation where he served as senior vice president, strategic development. Prior to that, he worked as head of alternative program development and production for Court TV where he executive produced the reality series “Heir Hunters,” “Takedown,” and “Fake Out.” He also worked as senior supervising producer for Martha Stewart Living Television where he produced and launched the “Petkeeping” series and produced “From Martha’s Home” and “From Martha’s Garden” for HGTV. He served at VH1 as vice president, original programming and production where he developed the reality/documentary series “Video Timeline;” the Emmy-nominated “Rock Story;” the game show “Rock & Roll Jeopardy” and the “VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.” Before VH1 he worked six years at NBC Entertainment. Schwartz graduated from Indiana University, School of Business, with a B.S. in Marketing/Advertising.

Spierer will be responsible for the planning, directing and controlling of content for Playboy’s Spice Digital Networks which include the Club Jenna Channel, Fresh!, Spice:Xcess and shorteez., as well as other expanding media platforms. Spierer was promoted to vice president from the title of director, programming, for the Playboy Entertainment Group. He joined Playboy in 1999 and is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a B.A. in Film Production.


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