President & Chief Executive Officer, iN DEMAND NETWORKS
Rob Jacobson is presently
President & Chief Executive Officer of iN DEMAND Networks. Rob joined the
company in 1999 as Senior Vice President Programming/Business Development
and through a series of successive promotions rose to Executive Vice
President, to Chief Operating Officer and in May 2004 to President & CEO.
Throughout his career, Rob has consistently demonstrated innovation in the
sports and entertainment business and is widely recognized for the creation
and development of sustained product differentiators for both cable and
satellite. While at iN DEMAND, he created the Sports iN DEMAND umbrella and
under it launched NBA LEAGUE PASS, NHL CENTER ICE and MLB EXTRA INNINGS.
Moreover, Rob gave American television viewers their first taste of
interactive television programming with the launch of the Emmy Award-winning
NASCAR IN CAR. His latest innovation is the launch of INHD and INHD2, now
cables fastest growing all-HD networks, which feature a mix of professional
and college sports and general entertainment programming. Over the past few
years, Rob also has guided the companys transition to VOD, which has become
one of cables most significant product differentiators. Prior to joining iN
DEMAND, Mr. Jacobson was the head of DirecTVs East Coast programming office
and is recognized for the creation and development of Mega March Madness in
conjunction with CBS Sports. Jacobson was also responsible for the DirecTV
Multi-Cam Racing Series and Ivy League Friday Nights. Mr. Jacobson joined
DirecTV from Fox/Liberty Networks where he was Vice President, Affiliate
Sales and Marketing. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Programming
and Business Affairs for American Sky Broadcasting, L.L.C. IN DEMAND
Networks is owned by Comcast Cable Communications, Cox Communications, Inc.
and Time Warner Entertainment Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further
information about iN DEMAND Networks can be found at www.indemand.com and
about INHD at www.inhd.com.