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Paramount Home Media Distribution Digital Drivers 2016

Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution
A 20-year home entertainment veteran, Buchi oversees all aspects of Paramount’s home media division. As president he consistently works to expand opportunities across all digital platforms worldwide and has built dedicated international digital sales and marketing teams to maximize revenue streams for the studio’s content. He has been responsible for strategic brand, retail and digital marketing for some of the industry’s most successful franchise releases, including “Transformers,” “Star Trek,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “G.I. Joe.”

Peter Giannascoli, EVP, worldwide marketing
Giannascoli is responsible for worldwide marketing for the division, including creative advertising, media, publicity, interactive marketing, brand and market research. He leads the strategy behind and the implementation of marketing campaigns for Paramount’s home media releases across all physical and digital platforms.

Tripp Wood, SVP, digital sales and distribution, domestic
Wood’s team oversees the studio’s domestic transactional digital business with Internet, cable, satellite and telco customers. He also leads digital business development, including new initiatives in Ultra HD and collaborations with theatrical marketing for lifecycle partnerships. Prior to joining Paramount, Wood logged a decade of experience in interactive entertainment at Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive.

Dina Marovich, SVP, worldwide media and interactive marketing
Since 2006, Marovich has provided strategic vision and led marketing execution at Paramount by integrating digital, interactive marketing and traditional paid media. Her scope of responsibility includes marketing for digital and physical media including electronic sellthrough/rental, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and pay-per-view. Her achievements include optimizing resources to maximize revenue and deliver results while simultaneously generating massive amounts of earned media on top-tier franchises, including “Star Trek” and “Transformers.”

Shane Kao, SVP, worldwide business affairs and legal
Kao serves as the key business affairs executive driving content distribution across digital platforms worldwide. He has negotiated and structured agreements with all major platforms to foster tremendous growth over the past decade. An engineer by training, he is charged with building new business models and adapting existing strategies as technology accelerates the rate of change in the industry.

Howard Hsieh, VP, worldwide digital business development
Hsieh is responsible for all new business growth efforts globally for the division, including establishing new partnership opportunities and adopting emerging technologies. He focuses on how people consume entertainment content and on innovative business models. Most recently, Hsieh oversaw domestic business planning and distribution strategy for home media.

Ken Lloyd, VP, digital sales and distribution, domestic
Lloyd manages key transactional Internet customers in the United States and Canada. He also drives business development and lifecycle opportunities across a variety of new and existing digital customers and platforms. Previously, he managed expansion of transactional TV offerings across multiple platforms for Microsoft’s Movies & TV service, and prior to that, he oversaw digital distribution for Nickelodeon.

Dennis Miyata, VP, digital distribution, Asia-Pacific & Latin America
Miyata manages a diverse transactional digital distribution business across regions representing nearly 4.5 billion people, including some of the largest international, as well as rapidly emerging, territories. Prior to joining Paramount, Miyata helped lead new business development at Panasonic and CCC/Tsutaya in Japan.

Alastair Frusher, VP, digital distribution, EMEA
Frusher manages relationships and commercial affairs alongside his European-based team with cable, satellite, telco and OTT customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, driving VOD and EST digital distribution. Previously, Frusher spent a number of years on the platform side, including stints at Liberty Global and Sky.

Seth Zachary, VP, VOD, domestic
Zachary negotiates key domestic VOD and EST deals with residential cable, satellite and telco clients, having previously overseen VOD agreements in Latin America. Prior to joining Paramount Pictures, Zachary was responsible for licensing agreements at Universal Television Network Group and Disney/ABC Television Distribution.

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