FOX Broadcasting Company
David Wertheimer was named President, Digital for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) in October 2011. In this role, Wertheimer is responsible for the network’s strategy, operations and ventures in digital entertainment and emerging media platforms, including online viewing, websites, apps, games, digital network incubation and audience engagement through social networks.
Prior to joining FOX, Wertheimer was the CEO & Executive Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (USC), an organization within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that helps drive collaborative projects among member companies and brings next generation consumers to the table to understand the impact of new technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry. Through this consortium, which brings together all of the major motion picture studios and several leading technology, consumer electronics companies and service providers, David helped to evangelize and de-mystify digital content distribution and consumption.
Wertheimer was previously the president of Paramount Digital Entertainment and has been immersed in producing content, developing new technologies, and managing organizations (ranging from start-ups to divisions within publicly traded companies) for over 15 years. In addition to his prestigious stint at Paramount, Wertheimer was previously the founder and CEO of WireBreak Entertainment, a premier digital content distribution and television production company; Executive Director of the Institute for Creative Technologies; and held technology and business management positions at Oracle and NeXT.
Wertheimer was named one of five entertainment executives to watch by USA Today and one of three individuals leading the next generation of convergence by The Hollywood Reporter.
Session(s) featuring David Wertheimer
Tuesday, 9th October 2012 From 10:15 AM to 10:55 AM
Palais des Festivals, Esterel, Level 5
TV and Digital are one united ecosystem. The Future of TV is here today already. See how major broadcasters, production companies and new players are building it, right here, right now.