01/29/2015 (press release: foratv) // San Francisco, California // Liz Glazier
FORA.tv, the San Francisco-based video production services company announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Bob Appel as Chief Executive Officer. Appel will be joining Chairman Will Hearst, Don Baer, Sean Doherty, Charlie Jablonski, Milo Medin and Tom Paquin on FORA.tv’s Board.
Appel is a member of the original team that founded FORA.tv in 2006 and has since helped the company become a leader in event video production, online distribution and monetization services.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead FORA.tv into the future,” said Appel. “As a founder, I value highly our extensive video library. At the same time, our staff is focused on growing FORA.tv’s services business.”
With the importance of mobile and online video growing at a rapid pace, FORA.tv remains at the forefront of the industry. With the company’s capabilities in live-streaming, production and event services plus a full-service media studio, the company’s goal is to be the go-to resource for all things online video, helping event organizers earn more revenue from sponsorships, pay-per-view, advertising and more.
“The entire company is excited to bring our suite of offerings, which goes beyond video production and integrates the latest in social media marketing, bleeding edge video platforms and white glove consulting,” said Appel.
In addition to the recent change of CEO at FORA.tv, the company is seeing a total brand rehaul, a natural progression due to the exponential growth online video has seen. The company has updated its website to cater more to clients’ production-based needs, while continuing to offer a curated library of more than 25,000 videos. The company has expanded its marketing services, giving partners strategic counsel to ensure that the reach and success of their event is maximized.
The company has also created services that integrate real time highlights of partners’ live stream videos with various social media platforms, elevating the exposure of events. Also, FORA.tv continues to expand its impressive roster of syndication relationships, ensuring partners’ content receives increased exposure.
FORA.tv is the leader in event video production, online distribution and monetization services. We serve more than 500 organizations, ranging from The Atlantic to The New Yorker to Maker Faire to Wired. Founded in 2006, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for high-quality services, responsiveness and results.
From single-camera shoots to full-scale conference video production, we have the industry expertise, Brightcove knowledge and equipment to manage it all. We collaborate with our partners to create a customized video strategy plan to help them reach their bottom line while helping to increase revenue through sponsorships, pay-per-view and advertising. With offices in San Francisco and New York, we serve customers both nationally and internationally.