January 12, 2021
Cinedigm Corp. on Jan. 12 announced the promotion of Erick Opeka to chief strategy officer in addition to his current responsibilities as president of Digital Networks.
Opeka has 18 years of experience as an executive in entertainment and technology. As president of Cinedigm Networks, he oversees the
development, planning, launch and operation of the company’s portfolio of linear, ad-supported and subscription streaming services that reach more than 15 million monthly users across nearly 900 million addressable devices.
In addition to his role at Cinedigm, Opeka is on the board of directors and executive committee of OTT.X, the 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.
Cinedigm also announced the promotions of two other executives. Gary Loffredo adds the title of president to his current roles as chief operating officer, general counsel and secretary of Cinedigm Corp. And Yolanda Macias has been upped to chief content officer of the Cinedigm Entertainment Group. She previously was EVP for the group.
“We have expanded these key roles for the senior leadership team to fully capitalize on the tremendous growth we are experiencing in our digital streaming business,” said Chris McGurk, Cinedigm chairman and CEO. “I am fully confident that we now have the best leadership team in place to
rapidly grow the business and expand our leadership position in streaming channels, content and technology.
“All aspects of our streaming business are already experiencing strong growth, from our ad-based channels to our viewership and paid subscriber base to our digital content licensing business, and this team is now perfectly focused and aligned to further expand that growth operationally, strategically and through the acquisition roll-up initiative of streaming assets we are currently pursuing.”