Epix Ups Amit Ziv to VP of Business Operations19 Aug, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Epix Aug. 19 promoted Amit Ziv to VP of business operations, development and strategy.
Ziv, who was senior director of business operations and strategy, will be responsible for strategic business planning, working with Epix executives 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, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Paramount and MGM, is an online and pay-TV platform distributing proprietary studio and third-party licensed content to multichannel video program distributors.
‘[Ziv] is skilled when it comes to developing great partnerships for the network among both distribution and electronic device manufacturers. He has played a key part in numerous Epix successes — including the expansion of availability on all devices,” said Rob Sussman, EVP and GM of business operations, development and strategy, to whom Ziv reports in New York.
Indeed, Epix last September signed a license deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video, effectively doubling the e-commerce giant’s digital movie library.