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'Cablevision' Taps Publisher

John Melkonian, Variety's New York sales director for the past four years, has been named publisher of Cablevision
magazine, a sister publication to Cahners Television Group's Multichannel News.

Melkonian was instrumental in the launch of Daily Variety's Gotham edition and led the New York-based sales team in expanding its film and cable television business, earning him top-producer honors for the past two years. He joined weekly Variety
in 1989 as a senior account executive, where he played a leading role in the relaunch of the show-business bible, which is also a Cahners publication.