IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced today a significant expansion of its creative capabilities with a 30,000 square foot digital cinema and 3D production facility including three state of the art sound stages.
Ubiquity also announced today an expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Erik Smith and Benjamin Feinman. This powerhouse executive line-up draws on experience gained in leadership roles at industry giants such as Apple, MobiTV, Sun Microsystems and Netscape.
Smith and Feinman will be joining Ubiquity's all star leadership team which includes Chairman, CEO and Founder Chris Carmichael and VP of Intellectual Property and Co-Founder Connie Jordan.
Erik Smith join's Ubiquity as Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development and is responsible for developing strategic relationships with technology and content partners.
Mr. Smith has held similar senior management positions with MobiTV, Liberate Technologies and Sun Microsystems and in connection with his prior experience had participated in several IPO's and acquisitions.
Benjamin Feinman joins as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company's marketing, product strategy, and product development.
Mr. Feinman, also a graduate of MobiTV comes from Apple, Netscape and NBC where he has successfully led a range of initiatives including mobile video and applications and primetime programming enhancement.
"We have decided to expand our business footprint here in Southern California as we position ourselves to lead the next wave of innovation focused on the integration of video, social media and advertising services into a Web 3.0 experience," said Chris Carmichael, Ubiquity Founder and CEO. "Combining our broad patent portfolio with recent advances in mobile devices and broadband connectivity we finally have the elements required to create a ground breaking Web 3.0 experience. We are thrilled to have such strong industry leadership join the company to help support the rollout of our Web 3.0 business and products."
"We believe that the combination of high quality video integrated with social networking will be the next mass market phenomenon and we are timing our expansion to take advantage of the current explosion in consumer usage of video, social networking and commerce services," said Steve Jacobs, Emmy Award Winning Board Member and former Sony Executive.
"We are delighted to see our patents come to life as they collectively become a game changer – with the combination of our strong products, robust patent portfolio and our award winning team we are well positioned to play a dominate role in the coming Web 3.0 revolution," said Connie Jordan, VP of Intellectual Property, patent co-author and co-founder.
Designed from the ground up for Digital Cinema Production, Ubiquity's 30,000 square foot digital media production facility is based in the rapidly growing research center in Irvine, CA. Well positioned between LA's booming film and television industry and San Diego's expanding telecommunications research centers, Ubiquity Studios are a complete digital cinema solution and is ready for professional quality production of feature films, broadcast television properties and digital media.
"This new facility is ideal for the production of high quality and technological advanced professional content and any filmmaker would more than happy with the capabilities of Ubiquity Studios and its staff," said award winning Director of Cinematography, Mike Prickett one of the worlds top cinematographer who work has been featured on numerous IMAX features including X2: X-Men United and on all major television networks including most recently the hit show Hawaii Five-0.
Ubiquity Studios are a turnkey operation for 3D and digital filmmaking with equipment packages, sound stages and editing facilities for the most demanding creative professionals.
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Redefining content creation and distribution for the Web 3.0 revolution, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world's first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, Internet and television combined into a ubiquitous experience.
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