(reg. req.) What does Jim Moloshok know about sports anyway? That’s the question I asked back in October last year. Now that question has been answered, though you may want to look at the spin any way you want to…
Yahoo’s high-profile head of entertainment recently made a quiet move to a newly created position to focus full-time on getting Hollywood to buy more splashy advertising and make more of its content available on Yahoo.
As it became clear that Moloshok’s relationships with Hollywood were more important for Yahoo’s growth, he gave up his other duties–he was responsible for Yahoo’s sports, entertainment and games groups prior to this–according to a Yahoo spokesperson.
Before coming to Yahoo, he worked for 11 years at Warner Bros. with Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, running the Entertaindom.com venture and serving as president of Warner Bros. Online.