Stephanie brings 26 years of cable television experience coupled with 18 years in new media to her leadership role in DCIA Member Services, including entertainment software solutions for interactive program guides (IPGs), video-on-demand (VoD), videogame applications, interactive television (iTV), portals/gateways, and Wi-Fi.
Stephanie began her cable industry career with Prevue Networks in 1988 at its launch of the Prevue Channel. Prevue Networks developed one of the first advanced analog IPGs in the early ’90s, and then deployed the first “live” digital IPG in competition with TV Guide in 1996. Twelve years later, News Corp. and Liberty Media acquired Prevue Networks. At that stage, the Prevue Channel was deployed in over 54 million households and was the leading IPG resident in digital set-top boxes (STBs) domestically.
Stephanie then joined ICTV, the first company with an Internet-to-the-TV solution using cable-plant infrastructure and first-generation cloud computing technology, as SVP of Sales & Industry Relations. She helped raise $87M for ICTV’s second round of funding bringing in TV Guide, which led the round, and Adelphia Communications. Stephanie also facilitated content partnerships with Disney, ESPN, Lifetime, NBC Universal, and Hollywood studios.
Stephanie then joined Zodiac Interactive as SVP, Distribution for North America. Zodiac Interactive developed and deployed portals/gateways embedded with iTV and gaming applications, winning a 2006 Emmy Award in the iTV category for its execution of the iO portal. Zodiac Interactive apps were launched by Cablevision to over 3M homes in Long Island, CT, and NJ.
Stephanie also was one of the founders of the CTAM Silicon Valley & Pacific Northwest Chapter and then President for three years. She has a BS degree with a major in marketing and a minor in finance from Oklahoma State University (OSU).
Most recently, Stephanie has served as SVP of Sales & New Business Development for Strategic Media, a business strategy consultancy, working with Motorola, High TV 3D, Global Call Enterprises, (where she brokered a strategic agreement with Homeland Security), and the National Rural Telephone Cooperative (NRTC).