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Sony parts company with Blu-ray champion

September 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment has parted company with its most vociferous advocate, digital distribution and acquisitions president Benjamin Feingold, who had held the position for 12 years. His replacement is David Bishop, the former MGM Home Entertainment boss who joined Sony in 2005.
Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment praised Feingold as a “a leader in creating the DVD market,” as he announced the corporate reshuffle that resulted in Feingold’s exit. ‘Blu-ray Ben’ had been promoted in 2000 to the position of president, business and operations of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, but reputedly had conflicts with his senior management.
Feingold played a key role in organizing studio support for DVD and has been a similar advocate for Blu-ray. He also championed films on PSP.

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