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EPIX Announces Amit Ziv Rises to Position of Vice President, Business Operations, Development and Strategy
Monday, August 19, 2013
EPIX Announces Amit Ziv Rises to Position of Vice President, Business Operations, Development and Strategy11:27 EDT Monday, August 19, 2013
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- EPIX, premium entertainment network, is pleased to announce today that Amit Ziv has been promoted to Vice President, Business Operations, Development and Strategy from Sr. Director, Business Operations and Strategy. In this new position, Ziv will be responsible for strategic business planning, working with EPIX executive leadership in structuring content distribution deals, developing and implementing operational initiatives to find efficiencies, and cultivating partnerships with electronic device providers to launch the EPIX app on more platforms. EPIX is currently available on all platforms including linear TV, on demand, online at EpixHD.com and devices including PS3, Xbox, Roku, iPads, iPhones, and Android tablets and phones, among others. Based in New York City at EPIX headquarters, Ziv will continue to report to Rob Sussman, EVP/General Manager, Business Operations, Development and Strategy.
“Amit brings a lot of passion and intelligence to EPIX, and he is skilled when it comes to developing great partnerships for the network among both distribution and electronic device manufactures. He has played a key part in numerous EPIX successes – including the expansion of availability on all devices – and we're thrilled that he will continue to bring his talents to the EPIX team and contribute to the network's growth in this elevated role,” said Rob Sussman.
Ziv previously worked at Ernst & Young as a senior consultant in the Strategy and Operations Consulting practice, working with a broad range of media and entertainment companies. While at Ernst & Young he specialized in areas of long-term planning, profitability improvement, organizational and process design, and rights management. Prior to his time at Ernst & Young, Ziv was Manager of Business Development of Madwood Media/Flutie Entertainment, a talent management and TV production company specializing in endorsements and unscripted programming.
Amit holds an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Strategy and a B.A. from Michigan State University.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.
Marlea Willis, 212-846-6748