Epix has hired Jonathan Dakss to lead its digital team as the network looks to grow its footprint across platforms.
As chief digital officer, Dakss (pictured) will report to Rob Sussman, GM and EVP, business operations and strategy, and based in New York. He’s responsible for developing new revenue-generating products, advancing the user experience, and building distribution partnerships.
Dakss previously worked at NBCUniversal where he was VP of Media Labs, the company’s technology innovation incubation division. There, he oversaw programs focused on VR and 360 video, social TV and “second screen” experiences, advanced content discovery and metadata usage, and real-time video caption translation.
Before NBCU, Dakss started his own company, WatchPoint Media, based on technology he created at the MIT Media Lab. WatchPoint was sold to GoldPocket Interactive, where Dakss launched digital video products on Time Warner Cable, Dish, Cablevision and Comcast.
Epix is a joint venture between Viacom’s Paramount Pictures division, Lionsgate and MGM Studios.