Lionsgate Names Jared Goetz President of North American TV Distribution1 Aug, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Lionsgate Aug. 1 announced that Jared Goetz, a 22-year Disney home entertainment executive, has been named to the newly-created position of president of North American television distribution.
Goetz will spearhead licensing Lionsgate and Starz content across broadcast, cable, pay-TV, subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) and other digital platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
The appointment comes as Lionsgate ups domestic and international TV sales and distribution operations, in addition to a film slate of more than 40 theatrical releases a year, and a 16,000-title film and TV library, which includes the recent Starz acquisition.
“[Goetz] has managed every kind of content licensing deal to every platform imaginable, and his grasp of the marketplace and where it’s headed will be a great catalyst for our continued growth,” said Jim Packer, president of worldwide TV and digital distribution, to whom Goetz reports in Santa Monica, Calif.
Goetz most recently held the title of SVP, president, pay-TV and digital sales for Disney/ABC home entertainment and TV distribution. In 2011, Goetz was named to Home Media Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” list of future industry leaders.