The way that we watch television is changing. For decades, watching TV was a static experience, limited to the passive viewing of content made available by a distributor, viewed through a single device, in a single location, at a particular time. But consumers are no longer content with those options. With the accelerating accessibility of video content through laptops, tablets, and other web-enabled devices, watching online video and streaming television is a dynamic viewing experience, characterized by flexibility and interactivity.
Giga Entertainment Media (“GEM”) has developed a cutting-edge product solution that capitalizes on the trends described above. GEM offers an “Interactive Digital Distribution Platform” that can function as an app on tablets, and a web portal for use on laptops and smart TVs, with versions for OSX, iOS, Android, and Windows. The platform makes digital content, including live video, canned video, user-generated content, and gaming content, available to an authenticated user and user group. GEM’s Dynamic Multi-Window Viewer transforms a single screen into a customized multi-screen viewing environment. GEM’s Stream Management feature uses proprietary synchronized buffering technology that allows simultaneous viewing of multiple uninterrupted content streams. Users can choose pre-set grid configurations with 4, 5, or 6 windows, or create a customized grid. Each window can be populated with live or recorded streaming and non-streaming content chosen by the user or inserted by the content provider.
The GEM platform and its Dynamic Multi-Window Viewer supercharge horizontal interaction between viewers to provide the “Social TV” experience consumers want. Viewers can multitask by browsing the web and e-mailing while simultaneously viewing multiple content streams, all within a single viewing environment. They can interact throughout customized Twitter and IM applications embedded within the GEM platform. The platform also includes a proprietary video chat function that allows GEM viewers to chat while viewing shared content or separate content. GEM offers customized integration services that will allow licensees to track user viewing data and advertiser preferences in order to create customized advertising insertions into one or more of the platform viewing windows. The platform can also be integrated with the licensee’s billing and payment systems, enabling instant “one-click” purchases by subscribers, with products shipped to the subscriber’s billing address.
GEM’s platform is available to be licensed on a white-label basis to television and video content providers and app developers who are committed to taking the viewing experience to the next level. Contact us today, and let us help you show your viewers the future of entertainment.
Jarret is CEO and President of the Company. Jarret has considerable experience as a multifaceted designer, photographer, analyst and social media manager with over 20 years’ experience in the technology field. He was the webmaster, photographer, social media manager for the Broward County Public Schools, the webmaster, photographer, videographer, social media manager, podcast co-host for The International Swimming Hall of Fame, and the social media manager, graphic designer for MADD and many more. His work has been profiled in the Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald , The International Swimming Hall of Fame, The Australian Olympic Committee, FINA, Swimming World, the American Red Cross and local South Florida Publications. He is also an accomplished Toastmaster and Ironman.
Eddie M. Huey
Chief Technology Officer
Eddie Huey joined GEM in 2014 bringing over twenty years of extensive technology experience that span the finance and entertainment industries, with expertise in enterprise computing, complex information systems, telecommunications, internet strategies, as well as A/V Media. In his role at Giga Entertainment, Eddie is responsible for leading and driving the overall technology vision and strategic initiatives for the organization. Eddie has served in various capacities at E*Trade, Legg Mason, AXA Financial and CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Anthony Castiglia is a Director for Giga Entertainment Media, Inc. Mr. Castiglia is a graduate of St. John’s University and has over 25 years experience in finance, sales and marketing. He was instrumental in promoting GEM’s “Breakthrough Technology” utilizing various forms of digital advertising. Mr. Castiglia has also been involved in numerous successful business ventures. As an equities trader, he currently holds the Series 7, 56 and 63 Licenses
Director, Senior VP of Marketing and White Label Operations
Riva Wilkins has twenty years of successful sales and marketing experience primarily in the healthcare field. Riva’s engaging phone manner and easy going personality is vital in creating an atmosphere of trust. Her accomplishments include working with New York State Senators Dean Skelos and Kemp Hannon to promote the New York State EPIC Program.
Director, Senior VP of Marketing
Steven joins the company from CableVision Systems Corporation, as Senior VP of Marketing, responsible for supervising sales and customer service to the worldwide cable industry. Steven spent over 14 years at Cablevision, the eighth-largest cable provider in the United States, where he headed Inbound and Outbound sales functions. In that capacity he had responsibility for recruiting and training sales representatives, developing and cross-selling multiple products and customer service.
VP of Systems Administration, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Colucci has been Giga Entertainment Media’s Vice President of Systems Administration since 2012. He has over 24 years experience in the television industry. He served on the Ad-Hoc Committee for the reorganization of Sky Cable of Omaha.
Director, VP of Administration, Secretary, Treasurer
Mr. Silver is serving as Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Directors. A major investor and original member of the Investor Advisory Committee that took over management of Sky Cable of Omaha, LLC.
Charles G. Noska, Jr.
Director, VP of Logistic Integration
Mr. Noska is one of the original investors in the company, and as such has been selected to initiate and maintain the Investor Relations Committee.