LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2015) – The home entertainment industry’s leading trade association, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) commenced its 19th year with the announcement of its incoming Board of Directors.
The DEG’s voting member companies elected a new Board of Directors and Officer to serve for the 2015-16 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). New to the Board are Matt Strauss of Comcast, Phil Goswitz of DIRECTV, Jonathan Zepp of Google and Howie Singer of Warner Music Group.
The Officers of the Board are currently serving a two-year term. However, there was a vacancy for the position of Secretary and Mike Fasulo of Sony Electronics was elected to that position. All Officers are responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda, which has a full slate of programs and activities aimed at growing the home entertainment industry.
“The DEG is proud to begin its 19th year with a membership roster representing all facets of the home entertainment category,” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “The newly elected Board of Directors reflects the changing dynamics of the home entertainment industry as well as the changes in our focus at the DEG. We are delighted to welcome Sony Electronics back as an Officer of the Board and look forward to having Mike Fasulo have a more active leadership role in the DEG.”
DEGBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fiscal Year 2015-16
Officers of the Board
Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital
Distribution & Home Entertainment
HBO Home Entertainment
President and Chief Operating Officer
Members of the Board
Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable
Phil Goswitz, Senior Vice President, Video, Space & Communications, DIRECTV
Jonathan Zepp, Director of Entertainment, Content Partnerships, Google
Tom McDonough, General Manager of Intel Digital Media Services
Tim Alessi, Director New Product Development, LG Electronics USA
Ron Schwartz, President of Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Martin Sacchi, General Manager, Microsoft Business Development Media & Entertainment Group
Bob Buchi,President, Worldwide, Paramount Home Media Distribution
Marty Gordon, Vice President, Philips Electronics
Bill Lee, Vice President, TV Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics
Darren Stupak, Executive Vice President US Sales & Distribution, Sony Music Entertainment
Man Jit Singh, President, Worldwide Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Jim Belcher, Vice President Technology and Production Global Digital Business, Universal Music Group
Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment
Dan Cohen,Executive Vice President, Pay Television & Digital Sales,Walt Disney Studios
Howie Singer, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the film, television, music, consumer electronics and information technology industries.
DEG membership is comprised of: Akamai, Alchemy, Alliance Entertainment, Amazon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, BluFocus, CenturyLink, Cinedigm, Cinram, Comcast, Content Bridge, Cryptography Research, DTS Inc, DIRECTV, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, GfK Entertainment, Gibson Brands, Inc., Google Play, HBO Home Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, IMAX, Intel, Kaleidescape, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, MovieLabs, NPD Group, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, One-K, Outpost Media, Panasonic, PBS Distribution, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, Philips Electronics, Playster, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RLJ Entertainment, Random Media, Redbox, Rentrak, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, ScreenPlay, Screen Engine, Sellthro Co, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Technicolor, Testronic Laboratories, The Orchard, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2 Solutions, Verizon, Vubiquity, W2O Group, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Western Digital.