Former CBS Studios EVP Reed Manville Joins TechStorm eSports Advisory Board
TechStorm, one of Asia’s leading 24/7 Asian esports and tech-centric entertainment media networks, has announced the addition of former CBS Studios International, Executive Vice President of International Channels, Reed Manville to TechStorm’s Board of Advisors.
“Reed has an extraordinary legacy of international leadership and commercial track record, which will be invaluable to TechStorm’s regional and international foray. We are incredibly thrilled and honoured to have him join our Advisory Board that draws on his wealth of insights and perspectives from decades of hands-on commercial expertise that spanned three continents globally,” comments Debbie Lee, Founder and CEO of TechStorm. “It is not every day that my team and I get to work with an industry expert like Reed, who came from a pedigree lineage in the Hollywood circle and yet deeply passionate about advising start-up companies like us, while embracing and championing our mission and to connect with a global millennial target segment.”
Manville had a lengthy career which began out of the heart of Hollywood in Los Angeles, USA, including the post of President and GM, KNBC-TV Los Angeles, NBC’s Flagship TV Station, EVP of International Channels at both Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. He formerly led the global strategy behind several high profile, cross continental joint ventures that include CBS Studios International and Chello Zone to create CBS branded platforms in the United Kingdom in 2009. Driving commercial success for The CBS Channels, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – UK in 2013. He was also the Board Chairman, Big CBS Channels India, a CBS Reliance Industries JV, which later expanded into RTL/CBS Channels Asia as part of the pioneer strategy leadership team behind RTL CBS joint ventures.
Reed Manville comments: “Content remains the king of the business and in every genre has gold that is hidden in it, yet to be unlocked. TechStorm’s foray into tech-centric and esports thematic media destination has immense power to scale up and bring this to an international level. With the right advisory direction in both commercial and content strategies they can move very swiftly to take on a pole position in the space of cutting-edge media brands for the young and millennial generation.”
TechStorm is already widely distributed as a basic entertainment offer on the region’s leading, dominant platforms including: AIS PLAY Channel 251 and AIS PLAYBOX in Thailand, Dialog TV Channel 62 and MyDialog OTT in Sri Lanka, Singtel TV Channel 260 / Channel 18, Singtel TV GO OTT and CAST in Singapore, Sirius TV Channel 10 in Malaysia, Dimsum Entertainment in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, First Media Channel 333 and FirstMediaX OTT, Telkomsel’s MAXstream OTT, Genflix OTT and Telkom’s IndiBOX OTT in Indonesia, 4gTV Channel 109 and GtTV OTT in Taiwan, Cellcard TV OTT, SingMeng TV Channel 251 and Splus mobile TV in Cambodia. Sky Cable Channel 212, Cablelink Channel 311, Cignal TV Channel 148, Cignal Play OTT and via Omnicontent Management Inc. across 86 leading MSOs and provincial cable systems in the Philippines.
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