Curtis Roberts Joins Digital Media On Demand, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Business Development.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2000
CBS/FOX Veteran Joins Boston-Area `Net Start-up
As Part of Firm's Rapid Expansion
Digital Media On Demand, Inc. (DMOD DMOD Dynamic Module (Microsoft)
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DMOD Dynamic Address Module ), a leading provider of digital content encryption, distribution and flexible rights-management technologies, today named Curtis Roberts Curtis Dale Roberts (b. 13 February, 1975) in Antigua. He is a West Indies cricketer who plays for the Leeward Islands in the KFC Cup. , long time senior executive and legal counsel for the CBS/FOX Company and CBS/FOX Video CBS/Fox Video was a home video company formed and established in 1982. The company was a merger between 20th Century Fox Video, formerly Magnetic Video Corporation, and CBS Video Enterprises. , its new executive vice president of business development.
"Curtis brings a wealth of experience to DMOD," said Brett Fasullo, DMOD's chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. . "He has negotiated and administered some of the largest and most complex deals CBS/FOX has undertaken, and his understanding of the international marketplace will prove invaluable as we develop technologies for a global audience. Moving forward, DMOD recognizes the importance of adding people like Curtis who have proven industry insight and vision, which will be instrumental in helping us develop our strategic alliances and partnerships."
Roberts has worked with The CBS/FOX Company since 1987, first as director of legal and business affairs, later as vice president for business affairs & general counsel and most recently as senior vice president & secretary, while simultaneously working as senior vice president for business affairs & general counsel (general manager) for CBS/FOX Video.
"DMOD is at the forefront of a revolution that is very similar to the impact that videotape was having on the home television market when I joined CBS/FOX," said Roberts. "The notion of the super-distribution of media is especially intriguing to me, and DMOD is already very prominent on the radar screens of the leading media companies. My immediate focus is to bring a `multi-cultural' business perspective to drive DMOD's global business affairs and strategic alliances with content providers and media distributors. My experience also tells me the energy DMOD has created due to early successes is indicative that there are exciting times ahead for all of us."
Prior to working with FOX Consumer Products Inc. and its subsidiary companies, Roberts worked with the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of law firm Semel & Boeckman, which specialized in civil litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. , and served for two years as Assistant District Attorney for King's County King's County, Republic of Ireland: see Offaly. (Brooklyn) New York. Roberts got his start in entertainment at ABC Records ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the record label of Am-Par Record Corporation (a subsidiary of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc.), formed in New York City in 1955. in New York, where he worked as a manager of press and artist relations. He has his law degree from Fordham University Fordham University (fôr`dəm), in New York City; Jesuit; coeducational; founded as St. John's College 1841, chartered as a university 1846; renamed 1907. Fordham College for men and Thomas More College for women merged in 1974. , and degrees in art and art history from New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the and Swarthmore College. Roberts will be relocating to Boston and will start with DMOD by the end of April.
Digital Media On Demand, Inc. (DMOD) is a leader in digital content encryption, distribution and flexible rights-management technologies. DMOD's unique security technology boasts the highest level of encryption available, allowing digital content providers to effectively and safely distribute content via the Internet. The only company encrypting files "on the fly," DMOD's multiple key encryption technology offers content developers the ability to mark and protect up to one key per second for enhanced security, making illegal use virtually impossible and extremely time consuming. Based in Allston, Mass., the privately-held company was founded in 1996. DMOD is funded by Greylock, a venture capital firm who has helped launch over 250 companies since 1965 including Red Hat Software, Open Market, Ascend Communications and SightPath. For more information on DMOD, visit www.dmod.com.