Former TBS Superstation president Bill Burke announced his resignation Monday
as president of Resort Sports Network, a mountain-sports network that has the
financial backing of Amos Hostetter.
Burke, who joined Portland, Maine-headquartered RSN in March 2000, will
remain on the network's board. RSN chief financial officer John Isacke will take
over the top administrative role in the company.
During Burke's tenure, RSN developed partnerships with The Weather Channel
and America Online Inc. and entered the Chicago; Albany, N.Y.; and Providence,
R.I., markets. RSN also enjoyed 25 percent revenue growth during the past year
despite the downturn in the national ad market.
Burke said he is leaving to pursue some new job opportunities, although he
Referring to his stint at RSN, Burke said, 'A lot of what I was brought in
here to do was to focus the business. I feel I have done that.'
RSN bills itself as a cable-TV and Web network specializing in
region-specific content for outdoor enthusiasts, typically serving resort areas.
The network is carried by over-the-air TV stations and leased access on cable,
reaching about 1 million homes.
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