Tony Goncalves (pictured), the former CEO of AT&T Digital Brands, is taking the reigns at Otter Media, a company with a large digital portfolio that includes Ellation, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth, Crunchyroll, VRV, Gunpowder & Sky, and Hello Sunshine.
“Tony has been our partner on Otter Media for almost four years, and during that time, it was evident that he is a thoughtful, strategic executive who is hugely passionate about furthering the growth of one of the premiere digital media companies,” said Peter Chernin, Chairman, Otter Media and CEO, The Chernin Group. “Over the last six months, we started discussing having Tony join Otter full-time, and we are delighted that he has agreed to assume the role of CEO. We know he will apply his formidable talents to help us take this company to the next level.”
During his time at AT&T Goncalves oversaw the Otter Media relationship with The Chernin Group and led the strategy for the company’s entry into OTT with DIRECTV NOW.
“I’m honored to join Otter Media. I’m passionate about this company and industry segment, and I’m excited to work with the incredibly talented teams within Otter Media’s portfolio, said Goncalves. “These innovative companies have already hit impressive milestones. I look forward to building on this stellar foundation to create a scaled global, digital-first, fan-centric media company.”
Currently, Otter Media — a joint venture subsidiary owned by AT&T and Chernin Group — engages more than 90 million unique viewers per month, and totaled almost 100 billion video views in 2017.