LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Digital Development Group (OTCBB: DIDG) (DigiDev), a Hollywood-based OTT (Over the Top) TV content acquisition and distribution company, today announced that company president, Joe Q. Bretz, will be featured at STREAM, the world’s first marketplace and conference for Internet TV originals.
The event, being held June 3 and 4 in Santa Monica, California, will play host to online content creators, acquisitions and development executives, digital distributors, and the advertising community.
Bretz will appear at the conference’s “Speed Pitching One: Online Programming Executives” session on Monday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. He will be taking individual one-on-one, three-minute pitches from potential production partners.
Other industry executives slated to speak at the conference are Erin McPherson (Yahoo!, NASDAQ:YHOO), Larry Tanz (Vuguru), Doug Scott (Ogilvy Entertainment), Adam Berliant (MSN), Ran Harnevo (AOL, NYSE: AOL), Steven Hein, (Fox Digital Entertainment) and Aimee Carlson, (NBCUni Digital).
“I am pleased to be featured at STREAM along with a list of other industry heavyweights,” says Bretz. “We all are well aware of the global shift to online and original programming and what this means for the future of companies such as DigiDev, among others.”
Bretz is an Internet and technology entrepreneur and producer of film, television and music videos. Some of his notable credits include production of the music-video special “Smash Mouth – Live from the Fillmore,” featuring the multi-platinum band; the HBO rock-concert series “Reverb”; and the Rob Schneider feature-film “The Chosen One.”
At DigiDev, Bretz and his team are continually building and launching new channels, many of which are available on Roku. Current channels include Something Weird (films from the 1930s through the 1970s), Synapse Films, (features, documentaries, B movies), Sci-Fi Station (cult horror and sci-fi films). Soon to launch are Kato’s Korner (guest interviews hosted by Kaelin) and Charlie Sheen Cyber TV. With the recent announcement of Charlie Sheen as a partner in DigiDev, the company’s positioned to become a powerhouse in the emerging OTT video space.