Former RBI U.S. CEO Smith to join Cablevision

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Bethpage, N.Y.—Cablevision Systems Corp. announced Wednesday that Tad Smith, former CEO of Reed Business Information U.S., is joining the company as president-local media.

Smith's appointment is effective Sept. 1. The newly formed group includes the Newsday Media Group, News 12 Networks and other programming and interactive ventures under development.

Smith will report to Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge and will oversee both the News 12 Networks, headed by Patrick Dolan, president, and Newsday Media Group, headed by Timothy Knight, president-CEO.

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