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LiveXLive Media Names Entertainment Veteran Jules Haimovitz To Special Advisor Role
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive Media, Inc. (OTC: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today the appointment of entertainment veteran Jules Haimovitz to a special advisor role to LiveXLive and its senior management. Mr. Haimovitz has more than 35 years' experience developing, managing and leading some of the most well-known cable networks and production companies in entertainment, including Showtime, Lifetime, MGM, Dick Clark Productions, Viacom, Aaron Spelling Productions, Inc., and more. As part of his role within LiveXLive, Mr. Haimovitz will provide LiveXLive with strategic counsel as it continues to develop and expand within the industry.
"LiveXLive is a company poised to shape the future of music and live entertainment," said Jules Haimovitz. "I'm looking forward to contributing to LiveXLive and helping them form a one-of-a-kind online destination for fans. I haven't seen something this exciting since I started Showtime," continued Mr. Haimovitz.
Mr. Haimovitz currently serves as president of Haimovitz Consulting and manages clients that include CVC Capital Partners, MidOcean Capital Funds and Broad Sky Partners. Prior to his current position, he served as vice chairman and managing partner of Dick Clark Productions where he led its acquisition in 2002 through to its sale in 2007. From 1999-2001, Mr. Haimovitz led key aspects of MGM's business in his role as president of MGM Networks and chairman of the Library Task Force. He was charged with optimizing the sales of MGM's film library with a specific focus on the creation of new entertainment channels for the burgeoning worlds of digital cable and satellite television. During his time at MGM, Mr. Haimovitz also advised MGM's chairman and chief executive officers as a special consultant. Mr. Haimovitz recently joined the board of Inoviva, Inc. and was a former board member of Ariad Pharmaceuticals which was sold to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for $5.2 billion.
"Jules brings with him extensive and impressive experience scaling entertainment companies, and I'm excited to work with him to continue to build LiveXLive into a premium music and live entertainment resource for fans," said Robert Ellin, CEO and Chairman of LiveXLive. "The timing couldn't be more perfect with our pending uplisting to a national exchange and given Jules' experience sitting on boards of multiple NASDAQ-listed companies, we expect to leverage his governance expertise during this process," concluded Mr. Ellin.
Before joining MGM, Mr. Haimovitz was president, chief operating officer and board member of Aaron Spelling Productions, Inc. While there, he engineered the acquisition of Worldvision Enterprises, Inc. and Laurel Entertainment, Inc., and merged them with Aaron Spelling Productions. In addition to broadening Spelling's business through the tactful, strategic acquisitions, Mr. Haimovitz also oversaw the revitalization of the company's creative through the development of such iconic television series as "Twin Peaks" and "Beverly Hills 90210." Mr. Haimovitz joined Aaron Spelling Productions following a lengthy tenure at Viacom. While at Viacom, he managed more than $1 billion in revenues through the various senior management positions he served in, including president of Viacom Network Group and president of Viacom Entertainment Group. In these positions, he oversaw Showtime, Showtime's The Movie Channel, MTV Networks, Lifetime, and Viewer Choice its satellite pay-per-view network in addition to Viacom Enterprises, Viacom Worldwide Distribution Company, Viacom Productions and Viacom's stake in Orion Pictures Corporation.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
LiveXLive Media, Inc. ("LiveXLive Media") is a global digital media company dedicated to music and live entertainment. LiveXLive Media operates one of the only video streaming services for live music and original music-related content, "LiveXLive," which creates a social, community-oriented experience for music lovers. The LiveXLive platform, and app, deliver premium live-streamed and on-demand video content from some of the world's top music festivals and concerts, including Rock in Rio, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Hangout Music Festival, and more, with featured live performances from world-renowned artists such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Chance The Rapper, Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5 and Major Lazer. Alongside the many live-streamed music events, LiveXLive also gives audiences access to premium original content, artist exclusives and industry interviews. LiveXLive Media is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, and its business also includes social influencer network, LiveXLive Influencers and internet radio service Slacker Radio (www.slacker.com). For more information, visit us at www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @livexlive.
All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements." These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include uncertainties as to identifying, acquiring, securing and developing content, ability to attract and retain users, successfully implementing LiveXLive Media's and Slacker's growth strategy, including relating to their technology platforms and applications, management's relationships with industry stakeholders, changes in economic conditions, competition, and other risks including, but not limited to, those described from in LiveXLive Media's Registration Statement on Form S-1, Amendment No. 5, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 15, 2017 (the "SEC") and other filings and submissions with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and LiveXLive Media disclaims any obligations to update these statements except as may be required by law.
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