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As Founder and CEO,of Italianation Inc.Tony Ceglio supervises the entire network. His focus is on the long range vision and daily development of the network, its adherence to its mission, investor relations, the quality control of all program and production content, and the strategic business partnerships with the Italian and Italian American communities.
Mr. Ceglio has over 30 years of experience in the television broadcast industry. He has demonstrated a unique combination of management skills, creative talent and technical knowledge in both film and video production. Mr. Ceglio joined the New York Football Giants staff in 1976, as their first Film Director. He immediately introduced innovations such as the installation of a state of the art film laboratory. Mr. Ceglio also created a profitable sports film laboratory business based in Valhalla, New York, which in just two years was processing films for more than 100 clients.
In 1986, he was elected Chairman of the National Football League Video Directors Committee. He authored the practices, policies and rules for all NFL Video and, along with NFL Properties, completed a $17 million deal with Sony for the league to switch from film to video.
As the founder of the Giant’s Broadcast Production Department, Mr. Ceglio pioneered the process of in-house television program production in the NFL and became the league’s first ExecutveProducer/Director of Broadcasting. Using Mr. Ceglio’s business model, 27 other NFL teams employ a Director of Broadcasting. He also designed and was first to put online the premier video sports editing system in the NFL (coincidentally that same year the Giants won their first Super Bowl). He designed and implemented a broadcast facility , comprising a state-of-the-art studio, control room, edit suites and the support facility. Through the years, Mr. Ceglio and his shows have garnered fourteen Emmys.
Mr. Ceglio’s entrepreneurial skills were further demonstrated as the Founder and President of Epic Vision Productions. In 1993, after two years of operation, Epic Vision Productions’ annual gross exceeded the million dollar mark and through its varied award winning productions remained consistently profitable for more than ten consecutive years.