Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment Names Doug Chey Senior Vice President of Technology
LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE) today announced the appointment of Doug Chey as Senior Vice President of Technology. In his new position, Chey's responsibilities will include the development, engineering, implementation and operation of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's technology backbone as the company expands its operations.
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, an operating unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), oversees the activities of SPE's digital production and online assets. Chey will focus on the division's Culver City-based Internet operations which include the highly trafficked motion picture and television websites, SoapCity, which recently announced its relationship with AOL, SPDE's ongoing efforts to provide online, open-access video-on-demand, interactive television and the distribution of new forms of digital content and services over the emerging broadband IP (Internet Protocol) networks.
"The growth of our business and the start of the next wave of the Internet demand the best of breed. Doug and the technology that he will integrate across our businesses are indicative of that. We are pleased to have him on board," said Patrick Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.
"This is a dynamic moment and a spectacular opportunity to seek and deploy the best enabling technology and solid solutions for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment," said Doug Chey. "I'm fortunate to have an outstanding team of experts at all levels of our organization who bring a cumulative expertise to our range of projects and businesses."
Chey joins Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from Z.com, where he was Vice President of Technology. Prior to that post he was Vice President of Information Technology, New Media for Warner Music Group. Among his other positions, Chey was Senior Vice President of Information Technology for the Alliance Marketing Group of Cendant Corporation, Chief Technology Officer and Information Officer for Cendant Software, Chief Information Officer for Broderbund Software, Director of Systems for Lucas Digital Ltd., and Systems Manager for United Paramount Network (UPN).
About Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE), an operating unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), oversees the activities of SPE's digital production and online assets including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Entertainment, SoapCity, and all of the studio's online promotional presence. SPDE focuses on three areas: 1) producing and developing visual effects and computer-generated imaging (CGI), digital character animation, and original content for motion picture, television, online and PlayStation audiences; 2) tapping SPE's film and television libraries and its talent relationships to develop new forms of online content, games and interactive programming; and 3) leading SPE's efforts to provide online, open-access video-on-demand, interactive television and the distribution of new forms of digital content and services over the emerging broadband IP (Internet Protocol) networks.
For further information, please contact: Don Levy of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, 310-840-7315, email@example.com.
SOURCE: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment
Contact: Don Levy of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, 310-840-7315,