Chris McGurk, Cinedigm Chairman and CEO, has announced that Erick Opeka has been named President of Digital Networks, effective immediately.
In this role, Opeka will helm the strategy, development, launch, and operations of the Company’s growing roster of premium digital-first channels and products which includes the factual network Docurama; fandom lifestyle network CONtv; gaming and esports network WHAM; the family friendly Dove Channel and Dove Kids; combat sports network COMBAT GO; Asian pop culture network HALLYPOP; and the Chinese entertainment channel BAMBU, among others.
Opeka had served as the Company’s EVP of Digital Networks since 2014, where he oversaw the distribution of Cinedigm’s OTT networks online, as well as on mobile devices, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. Prior to Cinedigm, Opeka served as Senior Vice President and head of New Video Digital, which he grew into the largest global aggregator of independent digital content for more than 850 content partners including A&E Networks, The Jim Henson Company, Berman Braun, and others.
“Erick Opeka has been an invaluable strategist and contributor to Cinedigm and the entertainment industry by creating and launching the absolute best in digital programming offerings, networks and services to the streaming landscape for over a decade,” said McGurk. Under Erick’s leadership, Cinedigm has built an unprecedented and impactful portfolio of nine digital-first networks from the ground up, and the partnerships he has helped secure have been a driving force in spreading Cinedigm’s content to top platforms across the globe. I cannot think of anyone better suited for this role, navigating the future creation and distribution of quality digital networks and streaming products.”
“I’m excited to move forward at Cinedigm in an expanded role as the President of Digital Networks,” Opeka said. “It has truly been incredible to see how much that not only the Company’s digital-first offerings have grown, but how much the Company’s reach has grown – providing viewers worldwide with premium content that they simply cannot find anywhere else. I am honoured to play a part in that, and I look forward to rapidly scaling our reach and revenue with new channels and products.”