DEG Elects New Board Of Directors

DEG Elects New Board Of Directors

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2015) – The home entertainment industry’s leading trade association, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) commenced its 19th year with the announcement of its incoming Board of Directors.

The DEG’s voting member companies elected a new Board of Directors and Officer to serve for the 2015-16 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). New to the Board are Matt Strauss of Comcast, Phil Goswitz of DIRECTV, Jonathan Zepp of Google and Howie Singer of Warner Music Group.

The Officers of the Board are currently serving a two-year term. However, there was a vacancy for the position of Secretary and Mike Fasulo of Sony Electronics was elected to that position. All Officers are responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda, which has a full slate of programs and activities aimed at growing the home entertainment industry.

“The DEG is proud to begin its 19th year with a membership roster representing all facets of the home entertainment category,” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “The newly elected Board of Directors reflects the changing dynamics of the home entertainment industry as well as the changes in our focus at the DEG. We are delighted to welcome Sony Electronics back as an Officer of the Board and look forward to having Mike Fasulo have a more active leadership role in the DEG.”

Fiscal Year 2015-16

Officers of the Board
Ron Sanders
Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution

Vice Chair
Mike Dunn
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Chief Financial Officer
Sofia Chang
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital
Distribution & Home Entertainment
HBO Home Entertainment

Mike Fasulo
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sony Electronics

Members of the Board
Matt Strauss
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Video Services
Comcast Cable

Phil Goswitz
Senior Vice President, Video, Space & Communications

Jonathan Zepp
Director of Entertainment, Content Partnerships

Tom McDonough
General Manager of Intel Digital Media Services

Tim Alessi
Director New Product Development
LG Electronics USA

Ron Schwartz
President of Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Martin Sacchi
General Manager, Business Development
Media & Entertainment Group

Bob Buchi
President, Worldwide
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Marty Gordon
Vice President
Philips Electronics

Bill Lee
Vice President, TV Product Marketing
Samsung Electronics

Darren Stupak
Executive Vice President US Sales & Distribution
Sony Music Entertainment

Man Jit Singh
President, Worldwide
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Jim Belcher
Vice President Technology and Production Global Digital Business
Universal Music Group

Eddie Cunningham
President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Dan Cohen
Executive Vice President, Pay Television & Digital Sales
Walt Disney Studios

Howie Singer
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Technologist
Warner Music Group

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the film, television, music, consumer electronics and information technology industries.

DEG membership is comprised of: Akamai, Alchemy, Alliance Entertainment, Amazon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, BluFocus, CenturyLink, Cinedigm, Cinram, Comcast, Content Bridge, Cryptography Research, DTS Inc, DIRECTV, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, GfK Entertainment, Gibson Brands, Inc., Google Play, HBO Home Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, IMAX, Intel, Kaleidescape, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, MovieLabs, NPD Group, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, One-K, Outpost Media, Panasonic, PBS Distribution, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, Philips Electronics, Playster, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RLJ Entertainment, Random Media, Redbox, Rentrak, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, ScreenPlay, Screen Engine, Sellthro Co, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Technicolor, Testronic Laboratories, The Orchard, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2 Solutions, Verizon, Vubiquity, W2O Group, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Western Digital.