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For Immediate Release
November 8, 2006
SEASONED TELEVISION EXECUTIVE, DOUGLAS FULTON, APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR DAVE NETWORKS
Former JumpTV and SBS Broadcasting Exec to Establish and Manage Relationships with Studios, TV Networks, Content Producers and More for Video Social Platform Provider
(Digital Hollywood: Santa Monica, CA)- DAVE Networks, the IPTV Social Broadcast Network, today announced Douglas Fulton as President of Entertainment. Fulton brings extensive management and product development expertise in the broadcast industry to DAVE Networks. At DAVE Networks, Fulton will be responsible for new business and will work towards partnerships with larger entertainment firms as well as television networks and record labels. Fulton will also manage the content licensing rights, agreements and entertainment offered through the DAVE.TV Social Broadcast Network.
Before joining DAVE Networks, Fulton worked with some of the most widely recognized international television networks. Fulton was Executive Vice President of Jump TV (AIM: JTV) (TSX:JTV.TO) in Europe and Canada, the CDN ethnic television network, and on the board of Vizor, OY in Finland which launched Finland’s first cross platform music channel. Fulton’s credits also include, Senior Vice President of Europe of SBS Broadcasting, SA and Senior Advisor to CEO of SBS Broadcasting, SA, of Europe as well as Advisor to CEO of Alma Media in Finland. From 2003-2004, Fulton successfully launched three national digital satellite/cable channels as the CEO/Executive Director of SC ABC Plus Media.
“DAVE Networks’s dynamic combination of IPTV, user-generated content, and social networking capabilities, results in an unparalleled platform for users, producers and brands,” says Douglas Fulton. “I’m looking forward to joining the DAVE Networks team and leveraging my strong network industry international relationships to help expand consumer reach by expanding its entertainment partners.”
Fulton has received four “Victor Awards” (Slovenia’s Emmy Awards), for his direction on the executive team of SBS Broadcasting where he increased viewing and network advertising from 3 to 24.5% between 1996 and 2001. He also received two “Golden Broche Awards,” and has been featured in Time Magazine, Variety Magazine, Reuters, Television Europe and many more.
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“Douglas Fulton makes the possibilities for the growth of DAVE Networks even greater, and will help our network reach more viewers with the ability to offer a wider variety of mainstream content and entertainment choices,” says Rex Wong, CEO of DAVE Networks. “With an array of upcoming content deals in the pipeline, Fulton’s expertise and success in the industry will aid in the facilitation and development of new channels and partnerships.”
DAVE Networks’ S.O.C.I.A.L. platform enables brands to create quick time-to-market, interactive video social community portals that function as a public hub where customers, fans, and users can develop dynamic personalized profiles, upload and share content, blog/video blog, comment on message boards, and much more with this turnkey, white label technology platform. Users can discover, acquire, consume, upload, and share media from their own website and/or those of their friends. Each social site will be custom tailored to fit the needs of the community fan base for each brand or organization looking to generate buzz and broaden its marketing scope. Networks and brands such as MGM’s Stargate SG-1, Front Row Center Live, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Urban Sports League are already leveraging the S.O.C.I.A.L. platform to empower their fan bases to interact with their brands. In addition, the DAVE Networks embeddable MyTVBox players allow users to share and repost videos, photos, and MP3’s directly on their own website, blog or social site, such as MySpace, rather than hosted through a central portal site.
About DAVE Networks
DAVE Networks, Inc. is the first provider of an integrated video distribution and social community platform designed to ignite brands. Powered by its revolutionary P2P grid-based content delivery network (CDN), DAVE.TV solutions represent a radical paradigm shift from the current “one-to-many” distribution model to a model of “many-to-many more” distribution. Founded in 2003, DAVE Networks has built a robust set of software features that empower brands to build digital ecosystems while embracing online social communities. S.O.C.I.A.L. is the first platform to enable both big, enterprise brands, as well as emerging brands, to fortify online brand impact on what we call the “New Web” — the social Web. For more information, please visit www.davenw.com.