As COO, Daniel Tibbets brings to Odyssey Impact a business discipline and creative acumen of content development, production finance, and business operations, which has led him to successfully execute new business models and create content for SVOD, AVOD, and linear television distribution. Prior to joining Odyssey, Daniel was President & General Manager of El Rey Network, a platform for Hispanic voices and audiences, adding his perspective on how to identify and program to “mass-niche” audiences. Keying on that hyper-targeting content strategy was the impetus for El Rey network to create two new business units – El Rey Network Studios and La Reyna, a Joint Venture with VICE Media. Prior to El Rey Network, Tibbets served as Chief Content Officer of Machinima, responsible for content strategy and development, program planning and scheduling, production, acquisitions, and business affairs. Under his leadership, he developed and put into production over 600 hours of original content for go90, Sony Vue, Youtube, and other platforms including the hit series “Street Fighter: Resurrection” and “Transformers: Combiner Wars.” He segued there from Bunim/Murray Productions where he led its digital department as an SVP Digital Media, developing short-form programming for web, mobile, and other platforms including branded original series “Best Year Ever” (Target) and “The Controller” (EA).
Previously he co-founded and led the e-publishing company Premier Digital Publishing (acquired in 2014) and spent six years as Studio Chief at the innovative, first mover VOD mobile content company GoTV Networks, building it into the largest mobile media network and original content syndicator, launching over 20 original VOD channels before it was acquired in June 2011. From 2002-2005 Tibbets was vice president, production at Twentieth Television and oversaw the FoxLab, where he was responsible for overseeing over 2500 episodes of television production and developed and executive produced the first two original content mobisodes™ “Love and Hate” and “Sunset Hotel” which launched on Verizon’s early mobile platform, VCAST. This followed four-years as VP, Entertainment for Fireworks Television and VP, Papazian-Hirsch, where he sold and developed projects for syndication, cable, and broadcast networks, most notable the HBO series “Rome.” Earlier in his career, Tibbets served as a writer and producer on several notable television programs and specials including the Emmy®-Award-winning, “Streetwise.” He produced and/or contributed to the production and development of other award-winning, made-for-television series, including “Martha Stewart Living,” “Home Again with Bob Vila,” “America’s Most Wanted,” “Good Day Live,” “Judge Alex,” “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest,” the BBC/PBS mini-series “Signs and Wonders” starring James Earl Jones and many others. Daniel Tibbets earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing with an emphasis on international marketing and business from Arizona State University.