I'm a digital media strategist with a career at the crossroads of production and technology.
As VP, Connected TV at NBC News, I became immersed in TV Everywhere, online video services, over-the-top devices, content partnerships, and interactivity.
Lately I've been leveraging OTT technologies to stream theatrical productions. I believe strongly in its ability to increase live audiences and revenue as well as in serving the most under-served audience online. I've been working with The 24 Hour Plays to stream their National Festival.
I'm also a trained voice over artist. Some highlights of my career are being the “voice of” NBC News Education Nation and Jewish Life TV and work i did for Dateline, NBC News Radio, and Visitors TV Network.
Name: Bonnie Optekman
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Theater Streams
Occupation: Voice Artist and Transmedia Producer