VP, Business Development | Ovation
William Marks is VP, Business Development, Ovation, where he leads all new business development, strategy, and partnership opportunities for the network. He has been responsible for the development and launch of Ovation's OTT app Ovation NOW, and its travel AVOD service JOURNY.
Before Ovation, Marks was with OnCue, a Verizon company, where he was Head of Accounts. In this role, he led the company's relationships with TV, film, music and digital partners and oversaw West Coast programming, production and live event partnerships. Key accomplishments during his tenure include his leading and expanding Go90's relationship with Dreamworks Animation / Hearst Corp's AwesomenessTV, and supervising the partnership with Live Earth, a worldwide concert dedicated to reducing climate change.
Previously, Marks was General Manager of Monkey Wrangler Productions, where he initiated, led and closed all negotiations with Microsoft Xbox, Toyota Motor Co. and Saatchi LA to produce and air Your Dungeon, My Dragon, the first-ever fully integrated episodic show and game production on Microsoft's Xbox Live platform. Prior to Monkey Wrangler, he was Vice President, Business Development for Comcast Entertainment Group where he had P&L responsibility for non-linear video distribution businesses, including digital download/electronic sell-through, DVD, VOD/PPV, broadband/online video, and out-of-home networks.
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