Spondo Appoints New Media Pioneer Chris Adams as Global CEO

Mar 05, 2013, 08:00 ET from Spondo


MELBOURNE, Australia, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spondo, the online video streaming syndication company, announced today the appointment of media, entertainment and technology executive Chris Adams as their Global CEO and Executive Director to the Board.

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Mr Adams will oversee all aspects of growing the company's business including leveraging his career as a studio and internet executive to expand Spondo's offering globally.

The Internationally recognized new media pioneer has an impressive history in media, entertainment and technology. Working with eBay's Jeff Skoll, he helped to build Participant Media, the production company that went on to win four Academy Awards with An Inconvenient Truth, Goodnight and Goodluck, Syrianna and more. Additionally, Mr Adams has worked with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, built GlamTV for Glam Media, led entertainment business development for Amazon for four years and has consulted to and worked with Comcast Cable & Interactive, HBO.

Speaking about the appointment, Spondo Chairman Henry Pinskier said, "We are thrilled to be able to announce the appointment of somebody of the calibre of Chris Adams. Chris has over twenty years of experience in creating partnerships, programs and revenue-generating initiatives. Chris's commercial credentials are second to none. He has extensive global networks in both traditional and social media and understands the media entertainment industry at all levels. He has been brought on board to lead Spondo's international expansion and to secure global deals. This appointment now takes Spondo onto a global stage."

New Global CEO and Executive Director, Chris Adams added, "I am very excited to be taking the helm of Spondo. Given my previous background it's a perfect fit for me. The online video and broadcasting space are becoming increasingly fractured, yet Spondo represents a clear and disruptive business model that disintermediates traditional broadcasters, empowering content producers and audiences to have a one-to-one relationship through communities of interest."

1. More about Chris Adams

LinkedIn Profile: http://au.linkedin.com/in/dchrisadams
Twitter: @DChrisAdams
Vizify: https://www.vizify.com/chrisadams

2. About Spondo

Spondo is a world-leading technology company with proprietary content syndication and revenue distribution software that empowers publishers to monetize their content on any website, tablet PC or Smart device/TV via streaming Pay-Per-View, Video-on-Demand, Ad-Support and more.

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Spondo seeks to connect content owners with affiliates and their communities through an innovative business model of revenue sharing, turn-key technology solutions and marketing tools that make it easy to make money from content worldwide.  Spondo is owned by holding company RivusTV Limited which was founded in 2007. RivusTV launched Spondo.com earlier this year and has already signed several deals with international content publishers and has plans to expand into the US and globally in early 2013.

The company recently live-streamed the one-day, head-to-head golf match between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy from China (with News Digital and www.golf.com.au) as distribution partners and launched its first content channel, www.123tv.com.au, for children, in partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Starlight Children's Foundation Australia.


3. For more information:

Chris Adams
Global CEO and Director
Tel: +614 1043 7770
E-mail: chris@spondo.com

4. Interviews:

To arrange interviews with Chris Adams, please contact Mia Peng.
Mia Peng
Marketing Manager
Tel: +86 10 6561 5818 Ext. 866