Machinima Names Former Fox Exec to Board
Machinima is bolstering its board of directors with broadcast experience.
The West Hollywood YouTube network announced Wednesday that it has named Anthony Vinciquerra to its board. Vinciquerra spent nearly a decade at Fox Networks Group, ending his tenure in 2011 as CEO and chairman. He is currently a senior advisor for Texas Pacific Group and sits on the board for DirectTV.
"Having an executive of Tony's stature and experience join our board of directors during this exciting new phase of strategic growth is invaluable to our organization," said Machinima CEO Allen DeBevoise. "He is one of the most respected and accomplished media executives in the industry, and his experiences growing the Fox broadcast and cable networks groups over the past decade will help inform our content and ad sales strategy going forward."
Machinima recently completed a $18 million funding round led by Warner Bros. The company, which has undergone a number of restructuring layoffs in the last two years, plans to use the funds to invest in original content.
"As the broadcast industry continues to transition, there is not a more exciting place to be than Machinima," Vinciquerra said. "The fundamentals are all positive. The network has a huge audience, unmatched brand recognition and incredible scripted series like Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy, just to name a few. The time is now to turn all of these positives into an even more thriving organization."