James Dolan

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James L. Dolan CEO Of Cablevision James Loraine Dolan (born 1956) serves as Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Inc. Dolan is married and resides on Long Island with his wife Kristin. He is the son of Cablevision founder Charles Dolan and nephew of Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan. Dolan's two brothers, Patrick and Thomas, serve on Cablevision's Board of Directors. After originally pursuing a career in music, Dolan eventually switched to a major in communications at SUNY New Paltz and began working for Cablevision in various capacities including sales before eventually being dispatched to Cleveland by his father to manage the launching of a sports radio station. In 1995 he was made CEO…show more content…
Mr. Dolan also serves as executive chairman of Madison Square Garden (MSG), the national sports and entertainment leader that was formerly part of Cablevision's business portfolio. Under Mr. Dolan's direction, Cablevision is one of the nation's largest operators of cable television systems, developing and delivering the benefits of broadband and digital communications to millions of residential and business customers across the company's New York tri-state area footprint. The company's popular telecommunications services include iO TV digital video, Optimum Voice digital voice, Optimum Online high-speed Internet and Optimum WiFi, the nation's largest and most advanced WiFi network. Cablevision meets the needs of larger companies through Optimum Light path, a leading provider of integrated business solutions. Mr. Dolan also oversees Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a programming pioneer that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers through some of the countries most watched and recognized cable networks, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE TV. Additionally, this Cablevision subsidiary houses IFC Entertainment, a leader in the independent film industry that is dedicated to bringing specialty films to the largest possible audience. Cablevision's portfolio of operations also includes local media and programming properties. These consist of News 12 Networks' local news channels, MSG Varsity's suite of television and online services covering high school
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