Mark Stevens - President, Acorn TV, Content Acquisitions and Development

Mr. Stevens was appointed as the Company’s President, Acorn TV, Content Acquisitions and Development in October 2012.  From November 2007 to October 2012, Mr. Stevens served as President of Acorn US of Acorn Media Group, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 2012. He has been involved with the expansion of the Acorn Brand for the last several years including the transition to digital platforms, the acquisition of key content including Foyle’s War and Agatha Christie, and the development and launch of Acorn TV. Drawing on a proven track record in media-related management, marketing, and strategic planning, his responsibilities include worldwide content development, programming acquisitions, and Acorn TV. Before joining Acorn, Mr. Stevens was senior vice president of New Product Development for AARP Services where he developed a new product development strategy and launched several new programs for the 40 million member association. Previously, Mr. Stevens had a 23-year-career at Time Warner, rising to Executive Vice President of Time Life U.S., where he oversaw all U.S. business for the company. Mr. Stevens was President of Time Life Music during its most dramatic upsurge in revenue growth and spent 13 years at HBO in various sales and marketing positions before beginning his career as a Media Supervisor at Young and Rubicam in New York City. Mr. Stevens holds a dual degree in Management and TV/Radio from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and has a Master’s Degree in Business from Columbia University.