Cinedigm Promotes Tony Huidor

Cinedigm Sept. 4 announced the promotion of Tony Huidor to SVP of products and technology, as well as GM of digital networks.

With more than 25 years of experience within the entertainment industry focused on new media, Huidor has served as VP of digital operations at Cinedigm for the past five years.

“Tony has been instrumental in growing and shaping Cinedigm’s digital business, as well as the driving force in the creation and development of the company’s flagship digital distribution platform, Matchpoint,” Erick Opeka, president of Digital Networks, said in a statement.

Tony Huidor

In his new role, Huidor is responsible for managing product development across all consumer-facing mobile, web, set-top and Connected TV applications that power the company’s numerous ad-supported and subscription-based video streaming services.

In addition, he is tasked with developing and implementing enterprise-level platforms and systems designed to streamline and scale the business while reducing the costs related to the production, optimization and distribution of all digital content and assets required by these OTT services.

In his role as GM, Huidor will oversee and manage overall operations of the company’s various owned & operated channels and services as well as expanding its licensed video channels and services business. In addition, he will continue to drive further adoption of Cinedigm’s Matchpoint platform through a variety of strategic new partnerships and licensing agreements.

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Huidor has worked in various executive roles within the music and movie industry overseeing digital production across a variety of product types including music, video, mobile apps, games and other content production; he brings extensive understanding of the special considerations and requirements for creating and developing content for emerging platforms.

Previous to joining Cinedigm, Huidor served as VP of Technical Product Development for Universal Music Group Distribution, as well as Vice President of Product Development & Operations for Universal Music Group.

Prior to working for Universal Music Group, he served as Director of Product Development for the Walt Disney Internet Group where he oversaw and led all mobile content production worldwide. Before arriving at Disney, he worked for the online unit of E! Entertainment Television and began his career at Philips Interactive Media, the multimedia arm of consumer electronics giant Philips Electronics, where he led development and production of dozens of games and interactive entertainment titles.

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