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.
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.