In this role, Gershon will be working to help Streamworks’ distribute its online video products to the U.S. news market. Gershon will work closely with Markus Ickstadt, Streamworks’ director of news. Ickstadt joined Streamworks in July 2012, after a 10-year stint at the Associated Press.
Bernard Gershon is the founder of GershonMedia, a digital strategy advisory firm that consults a range of companies in the digital media space. Gershon was formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager in The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Technology group. He is acknowledged as a pioneer in streaming media, going back to 1995. Gershon started ABC’s first streaming media Internet site - ABCRadioNet.com - and in March 2003 he also created and launched ABC News Live, the Web’s first 24/7 streaming news network.
“With his extensive history in the U.S. media industry as an innovator, income generator and stalwart executive manager, Bernard is a great addition to advisory board,” said Ray Mia, CEO of Streamworks International. “With the addition of Bernard, we are committed to bringing the best minds together to ensure that we reach our goals in our expansion plans in the U.S.”
Full biographical details of Bernard Gershon are available upon request.
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Recent highlights from the list of news content delivered around the world by Streamworks include the capture of Ghadafi, events surrounding the Arab Spring (including the Tunisian, Egyptian, Libyan, Bahrainian and Syrian uprisings), the Japanese tsunami, the Leveson enquiry, Hurricane Irene, Whitney Houston’s funeral, the UK riots, the anniversary of 9/11, the UN General Assembly, the Queen’s Jubilee and the UK Royal Wedding.
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