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Media Industry Innovator Richard Fisher Joins Related Content Database, Inc. Board of Directors
Gerard Kunkel joins Advisory Board
SAN FRANCISCO–Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb), a leader in video engagement solutions, today announced that media industry innovator Richard Fisher has joined its board of directors. For the past four years, Fisher has served as president and CEO of Premier Retail Networks, Inc. (PRN), a global leader in digital place-based media services that is a division of Technicolor. Fisher is a veteran of the media and content distribution industries and an early executive at HBO. RCDb also announced that Gerard Kunkel has joined its Board of Advisors.
“With the rapid growth in over-the-top television, social TV , and our own recently announced WatchWith Service Delivery Platform™, the time is right to add depth and breadth to our boards,” said Zane Vella, chief executive of RCDb. “Throughout his career, Richard has specialized in identifying and capitalizing on new business opportunities that emerge from technology evolution. He brings a unique perspective based on his years of experience building successful networks and next generation broadcast services.”
“We are also very pleased to welcome Gerard to our Board of Advisors. His experience at the intersection of software, design, and product development for service providers is deeply relevant to our mission,” continued Vella, “Gerard has great insight to how RCDb can power new user experiences across pay TV, mobile and OTT platforms.”
Fisher has more than 25 years of experience in building successful media networks. Prior to PRN, he was CEO of eMotion, a provider of software services for digital asset management that was sold to Corbis. Previously, he was president of Respond TV, founder and COO of the technology cable network ZDTV (name changed to G4/TechTV with the sale to Comcast), and served in strategic marketing, sales and management for Chronicle Broadcasting and HBO.
Kunkel is currently Media Strategy Advisor for the Interactive Entertainment Business division of Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Kunkel served as an executive at Comcast Cable, where he was senior vice president, user experience and product design. There he pioneered and established the Comcast User Experience department (CUE) and helped to bring together the product designs of Comcast’s video, voice, and data product offerings.
About Related Content Database, Inc.
Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb) provides software solutions and data services to film and television content creators, multichannel video programming distributors, and consumer electronics manufacturers. RCDb’s WatchWith™ Service Delivery Platform enables rapid deployment of interactive video content and services to managed network set-top boxes, connected TVs, game consoles and Blu-ray discs and players. The Related Content Database™ provides time-based metadata and services to enable monetization of digital video across multiple distribution platforms. Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Sony are strategic investors in the company. Related Content Database, Inc. has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information visit www.rcdb.net or www.watchwith.com.