Nexstar Broadcasting Names Dennis A. Miller to Board of Directors
- TVGN President, Accomplished Venture Capital Investor and Leading
Entertainment, Digital Media/Technology Executive Brings Deep Industry
Experience to New Role -
IRVING, Texas -- January 27, 2014
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NXST) today announced the appointment
of Dennis A. Miller, 56, to its Board of Directors effective February 1, 2014.
Mr. Miller replaces Erik Brooks, Managing Partner of ABRY Partners, who
retired from his position on the Board of Directors on January 16, 2014. Mr.
Miller will serve as a Class II Director and will stand for re-election at the
2015 annual meeting of shareholders and will also serve on the Board’s
For over 25 years Mr. Miller has served as executive and venture capital
investor in numerous early-stage and established media, entertainment and
technology companies. Miller presently serves as the President of Operations
for TV Guide Network (TVGN), a highly distributed entertainment network owned
by CBS Corporation and Lionsgate.
From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Miller was a General Partner at Spark Capital, a
venture capital firm that primarily invests in promising early stage internet
and mobile technology companies. Spark Capital has invested in companies such
as Twitter (TWTR), Tumblr (sold to Yahoo), OMGPOP (sold to Zynga), Square,
5min (sold to AOL), Next New Networks (sold to Google), CNET (sold to CBS),
AdMeld (sold to Google) and AdapTV (sold to AOL). Prior to joining Spark
Capital, Miller served as Managing Director for Constellation Ventures, the
venture arm of Bear Stearns. During his tenure, he led investments in CSTV
(sold to CBS), TVONE (sold to Comcast and Radio One), Capital IQ (sold to
McGraw Hill), and K12, which went public in 2007.
Before focusing on venture capital investing, Miller served as Executive Vice
President of Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company with motion
picture, television, home entertainment and digital media operations which he
joined in 1998. As one of the studio’s first executives, he helped lead the
creation of Lionsgate’s Television Group. From 1995 until 1998, Miller was the
Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a global motion
picture, television and entertainment production and distribution company. He
was Executive Vice President of Turner Network Television from 1991 to 1995,
during the cable channel’s early inception.
Miller began his career in the entertainment and tax department of the law
firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Tunney. He currently sits on the Board
of Directors at Radio One and Global Eagle, both of which are publicly traded.
Perry Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar
Broadcasting Group, Inc., commented on the appointment, “Dennis is an
accomplished, thoughtful leader with a deep understanding of the media,
entertainment, broadcast and digital technology industries. He brings this
relevant industry knowledge to our board as well as a proven long-term record
of identifying and investing in promising digital media and technology
companies, many of which have emerged as leaders among consumers and
Dennis A. Miller added, “This is an is exciting opportunity for me to join the
Board of Directors of one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing
television broadcast, digital media and local media companies. I look forward
to sharing the experience and business relationships built over my career in
the entertainment, media, and technology industries to offer sound business
counsel to Nexstar’s Board.”
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that
leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and
advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74
television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44
markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s
portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW,
Telemundo, Bounce TV and independent stations. Nexstar’s 43 community portal
websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and
advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access
content while creating new revenue opportunities.
Pro-forma for the completion of all announced transactions Nexstar will own,
operate, program or provides sales and other services to 108 television
stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 56 markets or
approximately 16.0% of all U.S. television households.
This news release includes forward-looking statements. We have based these
forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about
future events. Forward-looking statements include information preceded by,
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among other things, changes in net revenue, cash flow and operating expenses,
involve risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various
important factors, including the impact of changes in national and regional
economies, our ability to service and refinance our outstanding debt,
successful integration of acquired television stations (including achievement
of synergies and cost reductions), pricing fluctuations in local and national
advertising, future regulatory actions and conditions in the television
stations' operating areas, competition from others in the broadcast television
markets served by the Company, volatility in programming costs, the effects of
governmental regulation of broadcasting, industry consolidation, technological
developments and major world news events. Unless required by law, we undertake
no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these
risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in
this news release might not occur. You should not place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this
release. For more details on factors that could affect these expectations,
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Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Perry A. Sook, 972-373-8800
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Jaffoni, Jennifer Neuman
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