A veteran of the social television space, Jason has worked at the forefront of audience interactivity and technology for more than two decades. As CEO of Telescope, Jason pivoted the company from a services-focused company into a technology platform that is the de-facto standard for social media-meets-television activations. The company’s video streaming platform – Live Studio – pioneered professional live video on social platforms and led to the company being nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2017.
Over the past ten years, Jason inked relationships with all the major Hollywood broadcast networks while also forging technology partnerships with Silicon Valley heavyweights Facebook and Twitter, resulting in Telescope becoming the authority on audience engagement for the highest profile programming in entertainment, sports and event television.
He has worked on ground-breaking digtal entertainment campaigns around shows like The Voice, America’s Got Talent and American Idol as well as major events like The Oscars, MTV’s VMA Awards and the OneLoveManchester benefit concert.
Telescope has also pioneered social interactivity in the sports-media industry, with their platform Connect Live powering viewer engagement experiences for NASCAR, Turner’s Sport NBA coverage, Major League Soccer, and the NHL.
Prior to leading Telescope, Jason spent a year at UK cable network Virgin Media TV as president of digital content, where he led the company’s move into digital distribution and user generated content.
Before Virgin Media, Jason founded Victoria Real as creative director and later chief executive, where he spearheaded the creation of digital content for advertisers such as British Telecom and Pepsi, and grew the company into the foremost digital production shingle in the United Kingdom. His tenure culminated with the company being acquired by Endemol Group, where he served on the creative board until 2004.
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