Erick Opeka - Cinedigm


Erick Opeka

EVP, Digital Networks, Cinedigm Entertainment

Erick laid the groundwork for Cinedigm to enter into the OTT Marketplace. As a leader in the digital entertainment industry, he has been responsible for identifying marketplace opportunities, crafting the strategic business plan and developing Cinedigm’s OTT division from the ground up. He currently oversees all development, planning, launch and operations for the company’s digital channel portfolio.

Before establishing Cinedigm’s OTT Division, Erick was SVP of Global Digital, where he oversaw the distribution of Cinedigm's 50,000+ hours of content in the digital ecosystem. He negotiated multi-platform distribution deals, sales and distribution partnerships, client management, content strategy, development and operations across digital outlets, including subscription and ad-supported video-on-demand, electronic sell-through, cable TV and IPTV.

Prior to that, Erick successfully pivoted New Video from a physical distributor into the largest global digital video aggregator. Erick secured exclusive video aggregation deals with Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Sony, among others and effectively positioned the company as a priority partner for all major streaming services. He created infrastructure to distribute over 25,000 hours of programming annually, servicing over 750 entertainment content distributors and producers.

Erick began his career in entertainment at Madstone Theaters/New Yorker Films, a vertically-integrated exhibitor, distributor and digital cinema pioneer, where he held positions in audience services and marketing. He also served as a lead technology trainer and combat medic in the United States Army Infantry. Widely recognized in his field, Erick was named a 2015 Digital Driver by Home Media Magazine. He is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events including the Sundance Film Festival, SxSW, AFM and Independent Film Week. He is also on the board of Digital Hollywood and a member of the International Academy of Web .

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