People on the Move – Retirement Living TV Taps G4 Founder as Chief Creative Officer
COLUMBIA, August 13: Charles Hirschhorn, founder of the G4 channel now owned by Comcast, has been appointed as chief creative officer for Retirement Living TV, with responsibility for all programming, production and marketing at the network.
Hirschhorn launched G4: Videogame Television in 2002 and led the acquisition of Tech TV in 2004. He helmed the service until 2005. Prior to G4, Hirschhorn spent 10 years at The Walt Disney Company in various management roles in motion pictures, television and animation. He began at Disney as VP of production and went on to serve as president of Walt Disney Television and Television Animation. Before joining Disney, he was VP of development for FOX Broadcasting, where he helped launch the FOX network.
“Having been involved in the launch of FOX and G4, I think Retirement Living TV represents another great programming opportunity for an underserved demographic,” said Hirschhorn.
Launched in September 2006, Retirement Living TV is the only television network dedicated to people aged 55 and older, the fastest-growing and soon to be largest demographic in the U.S.