Speaker Erick Opeka
Speaker Erick Opeka

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Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer and President


Erick Opeka is chief strategy officer and president of Cineverse, where he drives the distribution company’s corporate strategy and M+A efforts, and also oversees a portfolio of more than two dozen streaming SVOD, AVOD and FAST linear networks available online, on mobile devices, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. These networks include the company's recently-launched flagship streaming service Cineverse, as well as Fandor (indie film), Screambox (horror),
Docurama (documentaries), CONtv (fandom), Dove Channel (family), RetroCrush (anime), AsianCrush (pan-Asian) and others. Under Opeka's leadership, the company has entered into several channel partnerships with significant partners, including for the company's newest streaming channels The Elvis Presley Channel (in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC and ABG Entertainment), pop culture-focused NacellePop (with The Nacelle Company) and, coming soon, The GoPro Channel (with Roundtable Entertainment and GoPro, Inc.). Opeka has nearly 20 years of experience as an executive at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Prior to Cineverse, Opeka co-founded and ran New Video Digital, growing it into the largest independent film and TV aggregator in the world. He began his career at Madstone
Entertainment, a vertically-integrated exhibitor, distributor and digital cinema pioneer. In addition to his role at Cineverse, Opeka is on the Board of Directors and executive committee of OTT.X, the preeminent trade group representing the streaming industry, and serves as an advisor to numerous streaming and entertainment companies through his work with seed accelerator Techstars. He is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television
Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Speaking on: Streaming+ Breakfast: Content Discovery & Profitability in the Connected TV Era

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