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Berkes Succeeds Zitter as HBO CTO

NEW YORK -- Thirty year HBO veteran Robert (Bob) Zitter today announced that he will step down from the position of Chief Technology Officer, effective March 31, 2013, and will shift focus to handle strategic projects for the company until the end of 2013, at which time he will retire from HBO. Otto Berkes has been named as the company’s new Executive Vice President, Technology, and Chief Technology Officer, responsible for overseeing all technology efforts worldwide, including consumer technology, distribution, origination, production operations, engineering and IT.

“There are very few names that come to mind who have had as significant an impact on our industry as Bob Zitter,” said Eric Kessler, President and Chief Operating Officer, HBO. “His accomplishments and innovation have helped transform not just the business at HBO but the entire landscape.”

“Over the last year, Otto’s experience and functional expertise have helped elevate HBO’s technological agility, enabling us to meet the growing needs of our subscribers in an era of constantly emerging new media platforms,” continued Kessler. “Under his leadership, we believe that HBO will remain at the forefront of the industry.”

Home Box Office Inc. (HBO)

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