After 34 years with the premium network, HBO Home Entertainment President Henry McGee is retiring to join the faculty of Harvard Business School. He will be replaced by Sofia Chang, currently SVP Program Strategy & Planning. McGee joined the cable network in 1979 and served in several roles before taking the reins of HBO’s video division in 1995. Under his management, HBO vastly expanded its home video operations to over 70 countries. McGee’s tenure is perhaps most notable for HBO’s early adoption of the Internet to advertise and distribute its programming; hbohomevideo.com launched in 1995, and hbodvd.com followed three years later. McGee also oversaw HBO’s embrace of new formats, most recently streaming service HBO GO. Chang, promoted to her current position last year, has been responsible for overseeing program strategy, audience research, and promotion planning and scheduling areas for HBO and Cinemax. She takes over March 4.
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