Erick Opeka serves as Cinedigm’s Executive Vice President of Digital Networks, overseeing the company’s digital-first networks available online, on mobile devices, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. As part of his duties, Opeka is responsible for shaping the strategy, development, launch and operations of the company’s OTT networks including documentary network Docurama, fandom network CONtv, family-centered Dove Channel, kids network DoveKids, eSports network WHAM, MMA channel COMBAT GO, K-Pop and Asian Pop Culture outlet HALLYPOP, a Chinese-content U.S. channel and the female-focused Gatherer Network.
Opeka previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Digital, where he helmed the distribution of Cinedigm’s 50,000+ hours of content, managing multi-platform distribution deals, sales and distribution, client management, content strategy, development and operations across all distribution channels, including subscription and ad-supported VOD, EST, and cable VOD.
Before joining Cinedigm, Opeka co-founded and ran the digital aggregator New Video Digital, where he successfully grew the company into the largest aggregator of independent video content for 650 partners, including all of A&E Networks’ digital content. Prior to launching this venture, Opeka managed home entertainment releases for A&E Networks, MLB, and Docurama Films, including over 20 Academy Award-winning and nominated films.
Opeka’s career began at Madstone Entertainment, a vertically-integrated exhibitor, distributor and digital cinema pioneer, where he gained invaluable experience working in audience services and marketing.
Opeka has been named a Digital Driver seven times by Media Play News (formerly Home Media Magazine.) He is a frequent speaker at industry events including Sundance, NAB, CES, and IFP, among others. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Entertainment Merchants Association’s OTT Growth Council, dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry; provides mentoring to the entrepreneur support organization Techstars; acts as an advisor to the millennial and Gen-Z women-centered video distribution service Blue Fever; and is a proud member of the Producer’s Guild of America.
Opeka received his BA from UT Austin and his MBA from Florida State University. He is a military veteran who served as a lead technology trainer and combat medic in the U.S. Army Infantry.