David Kline Joins Charter as Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced that David Kline will join the Company as Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales. In this role, Kline will oversee all aspects of Charter's advertising and media business and will report to Tom Rutledge, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"David is an industry veteran with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in his field," said Rutledge. "David's strategic leadership will further elevate Charter's position as an innovator in the advanced TV advertising space."
"Advertisers are asking for more and better ways to enhance their sizable investment in television ads. Our goal is to offer advertisers data-driven, better targeted ads that, in some cases, subscribers will be able to interact with. The advanced services we will make available in our markets will distinguish Charter as the advertising platform of choice," said Kline.
With a career spanning over 33 years in the media business, Kline has managed regional sports networks, cable networks, an MVPD Ad Sales organization and TV ad tech solution providers. Before joining Charter, Kline served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Visible World. Prior to this, Kline was Chief Operating Officer of Ensequence, a leading provider of interactive TV applications, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations for all sales, marketing and communications of Ensequence's interactive advertising and programming products and services. Most notable, Kline was President and Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Media Sales for over 14 years, where he oversaw day-to-day operations for Cablevision's advertising businesses including local cable, interconnects, regional news channels, national cable networks, and advanced advertising products. While at Cablevision, Kline led the TV industry charge in advanced advertising by launching many firsts for the cable industry, including the first full household addressable TV advertising footprint, first dedicated advertiser channels, and first to offer dynamic ad insertion into VOD.
Kline holds a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University. He will be based at Charter's Stamford, Connecticut corporate headquarters.
About Charter Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com