Tony Huidor Promoted to Chief Technology & Product Officer at Cinedigm

Cinedigm July 7 announced that Tony Huidor, formerly SVP of product and technology, and GM of digital networks, has been promoted to chief technology and product officer at Cinedigm.

Tony Huidor

Since joining Cinedigm in 2015, Huidor has managed the launch and daily operations of the Los Angeles-based company’s portfolio of subscription and ad-supported digital-first channels, as well as overseeing overall product development of all desktop and mobile apps for streaming services. He conceived and designed Cinedigm’s proprietary Matchpoint distribution platform, which has allowed the home entertainment distributor to effectively streamline and scale it’s digital content business. Huidor reports to Chris McGurk, Chairman/CEO at Cinedigm.

Huidor’s expanded role will also include oversight of Cinedigm India, the company’s streaming technology engineering hub and base of operations for the expansion into India and Southeast Asia. He will be responsible for rapidly scaling the division’s engineering footprint to support the company’s M&A strategy to acquire additional enthusiast networks and content. He will also be responsible for accelerating the company’s product research and development.

“Tony’s contribution to the launch and continual improvement of Cinedigm’s global portfolio of streaming networks and propriety technology of Matchpoint cannot be overstated,” Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “As the company continues to expand, and our portfolio of networks grow, his leadership will be more important than ever.”

Huidor previously served as VP of operations for Universal Music Group, then later transitioned into VP of technical product development for Universal Music Group Distribution, where he played an integral part in establishing the company’s digital and mobile business.

Prior to his tenure at Universal Music, he worked as director of product development for the Walt Disney Internet Group, where he was responsible for the creation and development of subscription-based video streaming products worldwide. In addition, he established Disney Mobile where he managed the creation and production of all premium mobile content worldwide across the Disney and Pixar portfolio of brands with a strong emphasis on the European and Asian-Pacific regions.

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.