SANTA MONICA, CA – October 20, 2015 – Zone·tv has named Jeff Weber as its new Chief Executive Officer. Weber brings a wealth of communications experience to zone·tv having served as the President of Content and Advertising for AT&T as well as working for its related companies for twenty-five years.
Zone·tv, formerly ES3, has been a dominant player in the TV Apps market for years known for delivering high-value entertainment experiences. Zone·tv is now positioning its new advanced platform and enhanced digital-first offerings to deliver its unique programming to millions of TV households through its top-tier distribution partners.
“We re-branded the company zone·tv to leverage our leadership in this new category of television which combines the best digital-first content, brands, most popular games and newest apps into a personalized, interactive experience that is easily accessed via the Pay TV Operator’s electronic program guide,” said Weber. He added, “We have a clear vision, a strong management team in place and we are already working with the leading Pay TV Operators to reach millions of homes today.”
Zone·tv enhances the Pay TV experience for operators, content providers and audiences. It delivers a personal, dynamic TV experience which viewers, particularly Millennials and other underserved audiences, are wanting. It also utilizes a forward-looking business model that works for all stakeholders in the rapidly changing environment of Pay TV. Zone·tv uses the existing billing and marketing resources of the Pay TV Operator to generate new advertising and subscription revenue-share opportunities. It combines the best of traditional Pay TV and OTT to deliver a whole new experience for consumers.
The media company also announced it has opened a new office in Santa Monica to be in the heart of the entertainment and technology industries.
“Given that we are currently working with the top Pay TV Operators to bolster their offerings with our digital-first content and advanced platform, we chose to be close to the digital entertainment epicenter to create even more opportunities to enhance this unique viewing experience,” said Weber.
Selections of zone·tv’s diverse programming can be seen on AT&T U-verse, Comcast, DIRECTV, CenturyLink, TELUS, Bell Canada, Frontier Communications and others. Zone·tv offers more than 30 new and original channels to North America and Europe. Zone·tv is bridging the gap between technology and engaging programming with zone·tv Dynamic Channels. The result is a new cable/satellite content category that offers a best-in-class personal user experience blending the convenience of linear viewing with the flexibility of on-demand programming in a highly personalized viewing experience. Zone·tv genres include kid’s programming, fitness, cooking, casual games, sports, lifestyle among other popular genres. The company has offices in Toronto and Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.zone.tv.