Jason Seiken is General Manager, Digital and oversees PBS’ digital services, including Web, mobile, Kids, and the Web-original productions from PBS Digital Studios. He is also responsible for revenue from new media, SVOD, download-to-own, and worldwide DVD distribution. He also leads PBS’ efforts in developing digital educational services for PBS, local public television stations, students, teachers and parents.
Under his leadership, PBS has become an industry leader in the digital space. In three years, the number of videos viewed on PBS Web sites has risen 7,700 percent and PBKIDS.org has become the most popular children’s Web sites for viewing video.
Mr. Seiken is the founder of PBS Digital Studios, which has created multiple successful Web-original series, including auto-tuned remixes of Mister Rogers, Bob Ross, and Julia Child, which have become YouTube sensations.
Before joining PBS, Mr. Seiken was based in London, where he led programming for AOL Europe. In addition, Mr. Seiken was the founding Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com.
Follow him on Twitter: @jseiken