17 Aug DEG Elects New Board of Directors Including Its Officers
20th Century Fox’s Mike Dunn Elected as Chair and
Comcast’s Matt Strauss as Vice Chair
Warner Bros.’ Ron Sanders Appointed Ex-Officio
LOS ANGELES (August 17, 2016) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group celebrates its 20th year as the home entertainment industry’s leading trade association with the announcement of
its incoming Board of Directors and Officers. The DEG’s voting member companies elected a new Board of Directors to serve for the 2016-17 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31).
New to the Board are Bill Sondheim of Cinedigm, Ron Geller of Dolby Laboratories, Jeffrey Lawrence of Intel and Jim Kiczek of Samsung Electronics. The Officers of the DEG Board were elected to a two-year term and include former Vice Chair, Mike Dunn of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, who will now serve as Chair, Matt Strauss of Comcast Cable who will serve as Vice Chair, Sofia Chang of HBO who will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer, and Mike Fasulo of Sony Electronics who will continue as Secretary. In recognition of his tenure and significant contribution as former Chair, the Board of Directors has appointed Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution to serve as ExOfficio. These Officers are responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda.
“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response we received from our diverse membership who were interested in Board participation,” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “The DEG Board of
Directors is reflective of the evolving landscape of the home entertainment industry. We are extremely grateful for Ron Sanders’ tenure as Chair and, likewise, are pleased to welcome Mike Dunn as Chair and Matt Strauss as Vice Chair.”
Also announced by the DEG, was a change in leadership of its Communications Committee. For the coming fiscal year, the Committee will be Chaired by James Finn of 20th Century Fox Home
Entertainment. Walt Disney Studios’ Liz West will serve as Vice Chair.
DEG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Officers of the Board (Fiscal Years 2016-18)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Video Services
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Home Entertainment
President and Chief Operating Officer
Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution
Board Members (Fiscal Year 2016-17)
Vice President, Worldwide Content Relations
Head of North American Content Partnerships, YouTube & Google Play Movies
General Manager, Senior Executive Director, Global Content Policy, Standards and Content Protection Services
Director, New Product Development
LG Electronics USA
President, Home Entertainment
General Manager, Business Development, Media & Entertainment Group
Paramount Home Media Distribution
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Vice President, Product Marketing for Digital Video and Audio Products
Executive Vice President, U.S. Sales & Distribution
Sony Music Entertainment
Vice President, Technology & Production
Universal Music Group
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Executive Vice President, Pay Television and Digital
Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Technologist
Warner Music Group
The DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries.
DEG membership is comprised of: Amazon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, CenturyLink, Cinedigm Entertainment, Comcast Cable, comScore, DTS, Inc., Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, DirecTV, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Giant Interactive, Giraffic Technologies, GfK Entertainment, Gibson Brands, Google Play, HBO Home Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, IHS, IMAX, Intel, Irdeto, Kaleidescape, LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, Midnight Oil, MovieLabs, Music Watch Inc., My Eye Media, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, NPD Group, One+K, The Orchard, Outpost Media, Panasonic, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, PBS Distribution, Philips Electronics, Playster, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Random Media, Redbox, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, Screen Engine/ASI, ScreenPlay, SellThruCo, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Technicolor , TiVo, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services, Vubiquity, W2O Group, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Western Digital.