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Entertainment Industry Execs Join Innovative Giga Entertainment Media
|By Business Wire
|January 6, 2014 10:17 AM EST
Giga Entertainment Media (GEM), a technology development company that
provides, through its Giganettv
brand interactive viewing/communications enhancement features, such as
existing live programming, VOD and movie lineups, to worldwide cable,
satellite and other content providers, today announced the addition of
key industry executives to its management team.
Douglas Miller joins the company as White Label Licensing/Content
Acquisition Administrator, where he will be responsible for “white
labeling” or licensing the unique platform technology as a tool to
global cable, satellite distributors and other content providers as
“GIGANETTV – The WHITE LABEL BRAND FOR B2B.”
Miller has 30 years of practical Fortune 100 global media expertise,
leading marketing, distribution, sales and market development
organizations, developing incremental revenue streams, enhancing
organizational performance, brand recognition and improving ROI across
new and traditional media.
Miller is currently a Global Distribution Advisor at Tornante/Vuguru, an
independent studio, founded by Michael Eisner, which will produce and
distribute original content for the Internet and emerging digital
platforms. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President/Managing Director
at Walt Disney International. Earlier, he was Senior Vice
President/General Manager at Buena Vista International Television,
London and Vice President Distribution at Disney ABC Cable Networks, and
a Director at HBO.
According to Miller, "Cable TV is an over-priced relic of another
entertainment age. Overall, more pay TV subscribers have dropped their
service in the past year than signed up. There are well over 5,000 of
these providers worldwide that are losing market share and require an
affordable solution to their challenges.
“The addition of the GIGANETTV Brand and technology to these platforms
immediately provides operators with a much needed value added,
multi-platform presence and unique subscriber proposition. This enhances
the digital experience for their existing subscribers and adds an
incremental revenue stream, allowing them to regain lost market share.
GEM anticipates deriving substantial revenue from licensing
Steven Pulisic joins the company from CableVision Systems
Corporation, as Senior Vice President of Marketing, responsible for
supervising B2B sales and customer service to the worldwide cable
industry. Pulisic spent over 14 years at Cablevision, the eighth-largest
cable provider in the United States, where he headed Inbound and
Outbound sales functions. In that capacity he had responsibility for
recruiting and training sales representatives, developing and
cross-selling multiple products and customer service.
Pulisic said, "The new digital delivery models will eventually make
cable TV irrelevant if no action is taken. I believe Giganettv
technology is that breakthrough technology to be a game-changer for
cable TV. Giganettv represents a fundamental change in the mobile
entertainment paradigm and is a quantum leap in digital multi-tasking.
Going forward, it will be the technology that will help cable TV survive
the online video onslaught."
A.J. Castiglia and Alex Castiglia are 21 year old, twin
brothers, who have designed and created the demo
for GIGANET TV’s breakthrough technology which permits the user to open
and watch up to 30 windows, simultaneously. The brothers
have also designed and created a few Apps, which are currently available
in the App Store.
A.J. and Alex know first-hand that most people between the ages of 15 -
40 are already multi-tasking on multiple devices.
According to A.J., “My friends are thrilled that in the very near future
they will be able to multi-task on one single device. Right now, people
are either at home or in their dorm rooms with their laptops, watching
TV and sending texts from their phones. The thought of being able to
watch multiple sporting events and TV shows, have a video chat with some
buddies, being able to access all social media sites, and be on your
e-mail - all on one screen - is a dream come true for all of us
Alex is in accord with his brother. He added, “Plainly and simply, GEM's
technology is the future. The convenience that GEM provides is so
alluring that it will become a must-have for the entire world.”
About Giga Entertainment Media
Giga Entertainment Media (GEM) is a media technology development company
that provides unique interactive viewing and communications enhancement
features, such as existing live programming, VOD and movie lineups, to
worldwide cable, satellite, Telco, and other content providers and their
With its GIGANETTV Brand consumer-friendly entertainment service,
GEM allows the transmission and receipt of multiple (30) simultaneous
content streams, enabling the user to control the viewing and
communications interfaces in real time by adjusting the size and
location of viewing windows. On a single site, consumers can access live
cable channel lineups, movies, social networks, web search, email, text,
blog, join single or multiple live personal or group chats, conference,
Skype, play video games and record -- all in HD on simultaneous multiple
PIP (picture-in-picture) expandable, shrinkable and movable floating
screens. Users are also offered buy-now options with an advanced
programming guide, scrolling, newsfeeds and alerts.
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