BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Industry veteran Tony Cochi has been named EVP, broadcast & Internet of LFP Broadcasting, LLC, it was announced today by Hustler founder and chairman Larry Flynt.
In his new role, Cochi will oversee the global operations and expansion of the LFP Broadcasting and Internet divisions.
“We’re very happy to have Tony assume this important role at such an exciting time for our company,” Flynt said. “His experience, expertise and success in leading entertainment organizations are perfect assets to help us successfully grow our Hustler businesses around the world.”
Hustler said Cochi has distinguished himself in the media industry, especially in programming acquisition and distribution. He was president and COO of Trans Digital Media, mapping the strategic direction of the company’s television/Internet programming and distribution. Previously, he spent seven years at Cablevision, where he was director of programming acquisition during the time it became the first cable operator to reach 100 percent digital penetration, and he had a 15-year stint at Warner Bros. Domestic Pay-TV, Cable & Network Feature Sales, where he was director of sales/financial affairs.
“I'm extremely excited about joining Mr. Flynt's team,” Cochi said. “It will be great to be part of a world-class organization and to represent the iconic, internationally recognized Hustler brand.”
Cochi starts his new duties today, and is based at Hustler’s Beverly Hills headquarters.