Benjamin “BJ” Elias, who played a key role in expanding Fox Networks’ suite of TV Everywhere apps and sites, has been promoted to SVP Distribution of the division. He was VP Distribution, Advanced Services. In his new gig, Elias will oversee Fox Networks’ distribution of new media products and services including TV Everywhere, over-the-top television, VOD and interactive TV.
“BJ has developed into a tremendous executive who has demonstrated a unique talent for navigating the continually shifting video distribution landscape,” said President of Distribution Mike Biard, to whom Elias continues to report. “His experience in managing the distribution of our emerging products from conception to ubiquitous availability is testament to his technical skill and business acumen.”
Elias joined Fox Networks in 2010 from A+E Networks, where he was Director of Strategy and Business Development. He also has held business development positions at Sezmi Corporation, Yahoo! and CBS.