Participant Productions has launched a television division and hired John Moser to serve as vice president.

Moser will oversee the conception, development and production of original programming that will follow the company's goal of creating commercial and socially relevant entertainment.

He will report to Participant president Ricky Strauss. He most recently served as vice president of original programming at Showtime Networks.

Prior to that he worked at Chanticleer Films and Hallmark Entertainment.