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Bethany Gorfine President & CEO at Federal Hill Communications


Bethany Gorfine is the Founder of Federal Hill Communications. Her entrepreneurial spirit, passion and tenacity fighting for clients and changing the “rules” are evidenced by her stature as a “first in market leader.” Her success creating the “first” IPTV, VOD Residential launch (Sprint) in the U.S., laid the framework for the current global streaming television platforms. She has vetted clients in pirated countries that helped change the windowing rules in Non-theatrical distribution. She launched OTT operators by securing content deals from Studios, Independents and General entertainment providers (before Netflix). She successfully represented Middle Eastern Satellite provider (LuxSAT) to the Studios offering a unique, push download technology for residential and hospitality. She has vetted systems Integrators offering Movies and TV series to Digital Cinemas, Internet Café’s and Libraries (new distribution opportunities and business models) to the Studios for the legal licensing of non-theatrical movies and TV series throughout Asia.

For over twenty years, Federal Hill Communications has been at the vanguard of digital entertainment and worldwide distribution. By offering customized content strategies and licensing distribution services across TV, broadband, and mobile platforms, Federal l Hill has become the industry’s most powerful and full-service content advisory firm. Federal Hill provides entrée to the Hollywood studios, Independents, Broadcasters, Cable networks, Pay-TV providers, and general entertainment programmers worldwide. Services run the gamut as we expertly guide our clients through understanding, negotiating and securing valuable digital licensing solutions for multiplatform distribution and distinguishing their services from others. By communicating and dealing directly with the owners of the content, we provide clients the solutions to launch, grow, and differentiate their entertainment services.

Moreover, Bethany continues as a “first-in-market” leader by directing the content licensing and acquisitions strategies for PlayKids and PlayKids Stories, a preschool, SVOD app launched globally and vetting their non-streaming, DTR technology to content owners (a first in the marketplace). In less than two years, PlayKids has been recognized as the #1 app worldwide (KidScreen 2016) and recognized by Apple as best children’s platform for mobile, tablet and device distribution.

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