Joshua Metzger Joins Veoh Networks as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
October 31, 2006
SAN DIEGO - October 31, 2006 - Veoh Networks, the leading innovator in Internet television, announced today the appointment of Joshua Metzger as senior vice president of corporate development, a role in which he will lead technology and distribution partnerships. He will report to Dmitry Shapiro, Veoh's CEO and founder.
"Josh's strong background in business development, as well as his success in helping steer early-stage Internet businesses, bring important capabilities to Veoh as we invest in the future of Internet television," said Shapiro. "Were very pleased to have him join the management team."
Prior to joining Veoh Networks, Metzger served as senior vice president of business affairs at Go To/Overture Services. He joined GoTo in early 1999 and was instrumental in the company's initial public offering and in establishing the pay-for-performance search business that is now recognized as the most effective advertising category on the Internet. During his tenure at Overture, he was a primary negotiator of multi-million dollar distribution agreements with top Internet companies, including AOL and Yahoo and was a senior member of the executive team that brought Overture from $27 million in annual revenues to a $1.8 billion acquisition by Yahoo! in 2003.
Earlier in his career, Metzger also held positions at Prodigy.
Metzger received his law degree from New York University's School of Law and an undergraduate degree from New York University's School of Business.
About Veoh Networks, Inc.
Veoh Networks is a new, innovative internet television broadcasting system that is able to reach hundreds of millions of broadband-connected viewers throughout the world. Veoh allows content producers from major entertainment studios and television networks to independent video producers and enthusiasts to deliver high-quality, full-screen video directly to consumers without financial, geographical or capacity restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. This democratization of video distribution fundamentally changes the dynamics of television, creating unprecedented choice for consumers and a compelling marketplace for content providers and advertisers. Veoh is privately held and backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners. Veoh Networks is based in San Diego, California.