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20th Century Fox Digital Drivers 2017

Mike Dunn, President, Product Strategy and Consumer Business Development
In his newly created role, Dunn is sitting squarely at the intersection of content and consumer electronics, helping to ensure Fox is driving the development of innovative technology and new consumer experiences across all formats and distribution models with an eye toward the future of entertainment. Dunn leads cross-functional consumer business development and product strategy around new business initiatives, emerging media platforms, distribution models, partnerships with leading CE and technology companies, and opportunities in international markets. His work with the Fox Innovation Lab saw the release of Fox’s first commercial virtual reality endeavor and paved the way for the development of new immersive experiences for the studio. He also serves as chair of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s board of directors, and is on the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) board of industry leaders.


Keith Feldman, President, Worldwide Home Entertainment  
Recently upped to a new position, Feldman is shaping the distribution and marketing footprint for the division, overseeing Fox’s worldwide physical and digital transactional businesses. He is responsible for offices in 16 countries worldwide, enabling an extensive direct-distribution organization giving consumers access to Fox content in more than 100 countries. Feldman develops and implements Fox’s marketing and distribution strategy for enhanced formats, including Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and virtual reality. He also drives strategic alignment and business growth for key retail partners, including Amazon, Best Buy, Comcast, DirecTV, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, Sky, Target, Walmart including Vudu and Xbox. Through partnerships with leading digital platforms around the world, Feldman plays a key role in promoting consumer acceptance of next-generation technologies.


Hanno Basse, Chief Technology Officer
Basse manages the Fox Innovation Lab in partnership with Danny Kaye. His priority is to drive innovation for Fox’s products from concept to distribution, believing that innovation will continue to be a driving force for digital growth. He sees the need to tell great stories in meaningful ways to audiences worldwide, taking into account how technology advancements influence consumer behavior. It’s a priority at Fox to innovate and create new product categories such as Ultra HD with high dynamic range and virtual reality. He notes that fragmentation and piracy permeates everything — the market for distribution, content offerings available to consumers and, therefore, the audience that can be aggregated around specific content. Basse recognizes that choice and new technology offerings are great for consumers, but that Fox must ensure its products have a meaningful impact in the marketplace.


Danny Kaye, EVP, Global Research and Technology Strategy
Kaye leads strategy for next-generation technology formats and platforms worldwide and, through research, has a comprehensive view of the interests and habits of today’s consumer. He drives the company’s efforts in translating consumer preferences and technology advancements into new ideas and strategic programs that optimize how content providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers engage with connected consumers. He plays a leading role in advancing the industry by developing new consumer-focused, technology-based entertainment platforms. In addition to overseeing market consumer research, market intelligence and category management, Kaye is co-managing director of the Fox Innovation Lab. A first among studios, the Fox Innovation Lab collaborates with leading technology companies (Samsung, Ericsson, DTS and others) to create, test and incubate innovative video-related technology and consumer experiences across all digital platforms.


Tedd E. Cittadine SVP, Digital Distribution and Licensing
Cittadine handles initial contact, negotiation and deal closure for all transactional digital clients (Amazon, iTunes, Google, Comcast, DirecTV, etc.) in the United States and Canada. These deals set the framework for Fox’s ongoing business terms, operating engagement and technology evolution. He also leads Fox’s MVPD account management team, which specializes in working with all major cable, satellite and telco providers to maximize revenue, launch new products and identify industry-best practices. In addition, he manages the distribution of Fox’s original VR experiences across platforms such as Oculus/ Facebook, Value and Sony PlayStation.


Rio Cyrus, SVP, Digital Customer Marketing
Cyrus heads up a global team in strategic marketing and content strategy across all digital transactional platforms, driving ownership and rental transactions for Fox feature films and TV content. Amid market disruption, she focuses on enhancing the product experience to promote consumer trial, avidity and ownership. This includes nurturing partnerships with platforms to drive their core consumers to the transactional storefronts utilizing the company’s overall ecosystem — both on and off platform. Additionally, her team drives digital behavior by optimizing the consumer’s media journey, to ensure differentiated experiences in each window of the product lifecycle.


Dave Davis, SVP, International Licensing and Distribution
Davis oversees Fox’s business negotiations with international digital platforms for VOD and Digital HD distribution. He and his team of international licensing executives seek to ensure broad distribution and widespread consumer adoption of Fox’s digital entertainment content. His team aims to ensure that platforms offer excellent utility to their customers, including digital ownership, multiple-device viewing, 4K Ultra HD with HDR content, and consumer offers such as bundles and preorders. They also seek to guarantee the highest content protection standards. Davis and his team are focused on driving growth of Digital HD via MVPDs and key OTT services in major markets and distributing Fox’s content via new digital services to under-served consumers in emerging international markets.


John Migliacci, SVP, Digital Global Accounts
Migliacci oversees Fox’s OTT partnerships and is focused on driving digital growth through ubiquitous accessibility on all screens, premium and immersive features that are unique to digital ownership, and consistent and frictionless experiences for consumers. He sees the importance of carefully considering the priorities and assets of partners when developing digital growth strategies to facilitate alignment with their broader goals, while also leveraging their respective platform and ecosystem strengths.


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