As Head of Programming and Acquisitions for Esquire Network, Matt Monos oversees the network’s program planning and acquisitions team, and supervises the day-to-day network schedule across all dayparts and manages the programming budget. Additionally, he is responsible for identifying key acquisition opportunities including series, specials and films that complement Esquire Network’s original programming slate. Series he has acquired for the network include the award-winning late-night talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation and the Starz comedy series Party Down.
Prior to working at Esquire Network, Monos was Senior Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions for G4, where he brought hit series such as ABC’s “Lost” and NBC’s “Heroes” to the network. Monos was also responsible for bringing hundreds of major movies to G4 including the U.S. premieres of “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” “The Onion,” “Tekken” and “The Host.” Monos also negotiated with Sony and Marvel to acquire exclusive rights to four original anime series – “Iron Man,” “Wolverine,” “X-Men” and “Blade” – that drew large audiences on the network.
Before joining G4, Monos served as Director of Program Planning at TV Guide Channel, where he was part of the team that brought Joan and Melissa Rivers on board to host the network’s red carpet coverage. Prior to TV Guide Channel, he worked as Director of Program Planning at Tech TV, helping establish the programming lineup for the startup network focused on technology.
Between 1998 and 2003, Monos served in various positions of increasing responsibility in the programming department at E! Networks, where he worked with the team at E! and was part of the team that launched the Style network.
Monos began his career as an NBC Page. He holds a B.A. in business from Saint Bonaventure University in New York.