The media industry veteran will be joining as an advisor to help the company’s business and strategic development efforts in the U.S. and throughout the global media business. Brown was recently named inaugural Director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.
In this role, Brown will be working with Bernard Gershon, who was recently named as an advisor to the company, to help Streamworks’ distribute its online video products to the U.S. news market. He will also be assisting Streamworks’ CEO Ray Mia on the global rollout of business operations, as well as advising on the company’s current strategic rise.
Brown is a veteran journalist, media executive and consultant who has worked in print, broadcast and digital outlets for over 20 years. He is a pioneer in the delivery of online news, having been the first editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com and having been involved as a strategic consultant and board member for dozens of digital media ventures. He reported on Wall Street as a correspondent for the Washington Post. He was later hired to help create Court TV, where he served as senior vice president. He was also brought on board at NowPublic, a citizen journalism news network with contributors from around the globe.
“Despite their extensive history in the U.S. media industry as innovators, Bernard and Merrill have never worked with each other. In fact, they have been commercial competitors. So for the first time at Streamworks, they will be advising a single entity,” said Ray Mia, CEO of Streamworks International. “With the addition of Merrill, we continue to work to expand the online video news category and grow the company."
Full biographical details of Merrill Brown are available upon request.
Streamworks is a trusted specialist in delivering frontline breaking news. We capture decisive moments in video faster and more accurately than anyone else, and our clients rely on us to deliver content in as near to real-time as is possible - to any device, anywhere at anytime.
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.
Our proprietary technology allows us to provide real-time video at a reduced bandwidth of up to 30 percent.
Streamworks clients include AP, UN, YouTube, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Axel Springer Group, MSN, Ekstra Bladet, Nelonen, Dwango, WRC, LTA, MLG and The Metropolitan Police. For more information visit www.streamworksint.com
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