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LOS ALTOS, CA, September 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Didja's main product, LocalBTV, delivers local broadcast stations via the internet to any device anytime, anywhere at a compelling price point. It's hybrid cloud platform with phone & TV apps targets antennaTV homes and cord cutters plus provides other revenue services to broadcasters. LocalBTVserves antenna TV to users in the same geographic area (called a DMA; ie Los Angeles area 'SoCalBTV').
The OCMX™ is pleased to announce the listing of Didja Inc to its online portal which offers Investors and Advisors the ability to participate in this opportunity.
The OCMX™ has spent considerable time completing its due diligence on Didja Inc and concluded that there is indeed a tremendous opportunity for Investors and Advisors.
The OCMX™ noted that Didja Inc exhibits the main components of any solid investment opportunity, namely a solid management team, a great track record, and a number of key competitive advantages.
Jim Long, CEO | Mr. Long is a proven innovator with a wealth of knowledge & experience in growing companies in the technology and digital media space. Before joining Didja, Mr. Long served as a partner with Gabriel Ventures. He currently sits on the Boards of Pops Worldwide (a Vietnam based YouTube Multi-channel network), CrowdChat (a Big Data Crowd-Sourcing company) and the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation.
Prior to his role as a venture capitalist, Mr. Long served as CEO and co-founder of RioPort, a leading pioneer digital music service provider. As CEO, Mr. Long helped broker music licensing deals with a number of online counterparts for such major conglomerates as MTV.com, Best-Buy.com, Yahoo, HP, Nike.com and Microsoft. Under Mr. Long, RioPort became the first internet company to license/resell digital songs from all five major labels. Considered the "father of streaming video," Long coined the word 'streaming' when he was founder and CEO of Starlight Networks, which pioneered video streaming and video multicasting powering digital video solutions for BloombergTV and Smith Barney, among many others.
He also helped start Veritas (Enterprise Software) Ruckus Wireless (RKUS, WiFi video leader), Chegg (CHGG, the first online college textbook rental service) among others. Mr. Long began his career in software development and product marketing at Hewlett Packard, where he invented the world's first presentation graphics application (HP-Draw). He received a BS – Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley and an MBA - Harvard University (with distinction).
Dan Drew, VP of Engineering | Mr. Drew is a veteran of the software industry. His background includes large-scale enterprise software, cloud services, consumer-facing websites, digital media, and mobile apps. His career included being Chief Architect at Ooyala, a leading streaming platform supplier with customers such as ESPN, Vudu, Telstra and StarHub; delivering both video on demand and live video solutions both in the USA and abroad.
Earlier Mr. Drew worked 7+ years at Microsoft in Washington building business-critical enterprise software or acquisitions, was Director of Engineering at Proofpoint, one of the top security software providers and Mr. Drew was VP of Engineering at MyTime, a SaaS scheduling platform.
Carolyn Crawford, VP of Business Development | Ms. Crawford has over 20 years of experience across multiple industries including media, technology, telecommunications consulting services and banking in mid-sized to Fortune 100 companies. Before working with Didja, Ms. Crawford was Vice President of Programming for Dish Networks where she formulated strategy and implementation of content and packaging for Dish.
She completed more than $40 billion in transactions and facilitated highly complex and intricate deals with partners such as ESPN, Fox, HBO, Turner Broadcasting, Pac-12, SEC Network, Big 10 and Univision. Earlier Ms. Crawford worked at MediaOne Inc., where she negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar, long-term national programming acquisition agreements for this cable operator with 5 million subscribers.
Jim Monroe, GM, Broadcast |Mr. Monroe has spent 25 years driving innovation in TV technology, programming, audience research, and marketing. Before Didja, he co-founded & served as SVP of programming for streaming video provider Net2TV, overseeing product development, programming and production of ad-supported, online TV shows for major media partners including Time, Popular Science, Better Homes and Gardens. Earlier Mr. Monroe was with NBC where he led programming and marketing for the network's owned stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and San Diego.
He developed a regional marketing strategy to increase ratings of prime time programming. Mr. Monroe developed the programming strategy and technical infrastructure for "NBC Everywhere", the company's digital out-of-home programming and advertising business. Prior to that, Mr. Monroe served as Executive Producer at TiVo where he developed and executed programming, advertising and research strategies for the TiVo Digital Video Recorder and developed the DVR industry's first interactive TV program, "TiVo Takes."
Don Meyer, VP of Operations | - Mr. Meyer oversees Didja's Hybred cloud operations plus is an experienced producer of high quality software products across a variety of footprints utilizing contemporary software methodologies. His specialties include automated continuous integration and software development infrastructure. Before joining Didja, Mr. Meyer worked in the Engineering department of numerous companies including Apple where he was responsible for the integration, building, packaging and delivery of system software and Sun Microsystems.
Technology Team | Didja's highly-experienced technical team has been awarded over 16 patents in the area of streaming media, digital video, networking, storage and user interface design. In addition to the individual patent holders, Didja also has some patents pending. The Didja technical team has worked at iconic technology companies like Apple, Adobe, Google, YouTube, HP, Tivo and AT&T Labs. This team is creating the application software and back-end services software for Clippit & BTV, employing best practices and integrating trusted 3rd party software where applicable. The DevOps team is also highly experienced at managing data centers and Amazon cloud services.
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