FilmOn TV Networks hires David Goldsmith as Chief Strategy Officer

The Hollywood veteran will also head corporate development for Greek billionaire Alki David's streaming TV juggernaut

Beverly Hills, California, UNITED STATES


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David Goldsmith has agreed to join Film On TV Networks, Inc. as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Corporate Development, the company's CEO, Alki David, announced today. Goldsmith has already been serving as a corporate strategist for FilmOn, identifying strategic partnership opportunities. Goldsmith has been instrumental in bringing transactional PPV Video On Demand service (TVOD) to FilmOn.

Goldsmith has a distinguished background as a broadcast television executive and producer with more than 20 years of continuous work in Hollywood, having worked at most major studios in a senior executive capacity including, MGM, Paramount, Fox, Lorimar/Warners, Grant Tribune, and having supervised or produced hundreds of hours of television programming including Shogun, Winds of War, Valerie, and Max Headroom. Goldsmith owns and operates a full service strategic consulting practice for digital media entrepreneurs, working with early stage tech companies, IP-OTT broadband platforms, content creation for the web, including portal aggregators.
 
 "I'm pleased to welcome David Goldsmith to FilmOn TV at this amazing time of growth and innovation," said FilmOn TV Network CEO Alki David. "It's like having another black belt in our C-suite and he's already scoring new revenue streams." 

"l've worked with the best in Hollywood, and there's nowhere I'd rather be right now than blazing new programming opportunities with Alki David and FilmOn in this amazing time of change in the industry," said David Goldsmith, FilmOn TV Network's Chief Strategy Officer. "FilmOn's rise has been meteoric—with nearly 1000 channels, free ad supported movies and TV, social programming and now TVOD. FilmOn will become one of the first OTT content delivery platforms to offer premium Hollywood movies and television in the first 'Digital Tier' window available from the studios and networks."

Massive streaming TV company FilmOn TV Networks is the industry leader with nearly 1000 free linear television channels and 70 million monthly unique users worldwide. It is producing original content with Endemol Shine North America and for sister company Hologram USA's celebrity hologram shows such as Billie Holiday at the Apollo and the upcoming Whitney Houston hologram tour. It recently launched Almost Legal with Tommy Chong—a variety show sponsored by WeedMaps, which receives over 2 million views an episode. FilmOn TV Networks also operates FOTV, broadcasting via Direct TV channel 6 and in the UK and Europe. Forbes has named FilmOn the number one company disrupting the TV industry.

Alki David and FilmOn have been leading the fight on behalf of consumers to get access to quality programming online, on demand and at a fair price.  The Federal Communications Commission has consulted with him in its efforts to regulate FilmOn and other OTT service providers in the same way as cable companies, and qualify them for MVPD compulsory license treatment.  This is a huge strategic trend that would raise all 'OTT ships' and give the consumer another alternative to subscription first service providers. The cause is seen as so urgent the industry has speculated it may go to the Supreme Court in the new year.
 
Goldsmith earned a J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law and a BS from Marshall School of Business from USC.  He is also an inactive member of the California State Bar, WGA, PGA member. Goldsmith is a Founder, Current Board Member, and Treasurer of the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC). EIC is a pioneer in "Education Entertainment", produces the Annual Prism Awards™ and now the new SET Awards for science, engineering and technology recognition in programming that will inspire America's Youth.
 
For more information contact Tom Paul Jones at tompauljones213@gmail.com 310-383-4991

About FilmOn TV Networks: Founded by Greek billionaire and media entrepreneur, Alki David, FilmOn is the world's number one free TV service and number one live TV app with 40 million downloads. FilmOn offers nearly 1000 free live TV channels including original programming, video and audio podcasts from premium brands as well as over 45,000 video on demand titles at FilmOn.com. Its Battlecam.com is a pioneer in social television and the new offering etv.com gives users the ability to monetize their own pay-per-view events for the first time. Last month the site's 75 million users generated 1.2 billion video streams. The service is available globally via computers, smartphones, tablets as well as the FilmOn App for iOS 7, Android, Windows 8 and IP-enabled set-top boxes and devices. With offices in Beverly Hills and London and data-centers in Los Angeles, London, and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of free televised entertainment from around the globe. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster broadcasting FOTV via Direct TV and on stations in the UK (Sky Channel 292 and Freesat channel 410). For more information please visit FilmOn.com.


        

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