AlphaNetworks is a blockchain-powered entertainment platform dedicated to building the infrastructure of the next era of media.
AlphaNetworks combines subscription VOD, targeted advertising, and pay-per-view business models on one platform for a seamless user experience. The platform provides complete pricing freedom and increased monetization for content creators based on a transparent, viewership-based algorithm, along with AI-powered audience analytics.
RadicalMedia, a multi-disciplinary studio that creates some of the world’s most innovative content led by co-founder Frank Scherma, will oversee content production.
The media business is driven by hunches and analog data systems. AlphaNetworks is building a data-driven solution that empowers creators to build their audiences and business, and gives audiences new sources of high-quality programming.
To accurately record real interaction with content, AlphaNetworks uses a “Proof Of Engagement” (POE) algorithm which records every view of every video on the blockchain, and determines and executes a direct payout to the content provider. This payout is proportional to the amount of viewership they have aggregated, relative to total network-wide viewership.
When recorded on a blockchain, our views are completely anonymized. The system builds valuable but anonymized demographic and consumption data, allowing AlphaNetworks to optimize the experience of each viewer, creator and sponsor.
AlphaNetworks creates three-sided economy – but unlike many crypto attention economies, it is based on business models that exist and generates billions in revenue today.
Customers buy access to our content with AlphaNetworks Tokens.
Customers are paid, in specific cases, for viewing content.
Creators are paid a monthly reward based on Proof of Engagement.
Creators can offer a variety of products: pay per view videos; additional subscriptions; tip jars; and physical products.
Both customers and creators are eligible for staking rewards.
Advertisers purchase sponsorships and placement via AlphaNetworks Tokens.
Seth Shapiro Founder/CEO
Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading advisor in business innovation, media and technology. His clients have included The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, AT&T, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, Universal, Slamdance, Goldman Sachs, government bodies, and a wide range of startups.
He is Head of Business Development at Alphabit Fund, Head of Strategy at VideoCoin.io, and an Advisor to projects including KodakCoin, WorkCoin and Verses.io.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has served as a Governor of the Television Academy and member of its Executive Committee.
Shapiro has been quoted in outlets including The Economist, The New York Times. The LA Times, CNBC, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he launched over 25 services, including NFL Sunday Ticket Interactive and TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.
His first book, “TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium”, was published in 2016 and is a bestseller on Amazon.
Frank Scherma Content
Frank Scherma is the President of RadicalMedia, a multi-disciplinary production company that creates content over a broad spectrum of distribution. Under his leadership, the company has produced and distributed award-winning projects in all media, including television, feature films, music programming, commercials, graphic and interactive design, virtual reality, applications for smartphones and tablets, exhibitions, events, and original photography. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, and Shanghai, Scherma has been an innovator in the television and film industries worldwide.
In collaboration with some of the world’s most prestigious filmmakers, directors and content creators, Scherma has produced award-winning television programs, feature films, branded programming and digital content. RadicalMedia has been honored with an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, Emmys®, Grammys®, Webbys®, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design, two Palme d’Ors at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and just about every other accolade and trophy associated with the advertising and entertainment industries.
Frank is on the board of ThinkLA, a nonprofit collaborative that ties together entertainment, local media, marketing, and advertising communities in Los Angeles. He is also a board member of the Television Academy and currently holds the position as First Vice Chair.
RadicalMedia is an Oscar-, Emmy-, Peabody- and Grammy Award-winning multi-disciplinary production company that creates and produces films, television, documentaries, commercials, music programming, brand partnerships, experiential installations, virtual, augmented and mixed realities, and digital experiences. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Shanghai, the company’s global network provides a foundation for identifying and nurturing in-house talent, while offering its client base a global reach for the development, production and distribution of content.
Chief Operating Officer
De Ivett Chief Operating Officer
De is an award-winning interactive producer with expertise in advertising, graphic design, interactive media, software development, game development and programming. As founder of 5D Spectrum, she has worked with global brands including USHV, Sony, Live Nation, Microsoft, American Express, Intel, Red Bull and Kodak.
De was a leader in entertainment industry’s adoption of DVD technology for consumers. She developed and implemented production workflow solutions for major studios in DVD, broadcast and interactive media departments with 60+ employees and over 600 projects.
De is a CTE (Career Technical Education) teacher for web design in the Burbank Unified School District and a published curriculum writer for the State of California. A well-respected voice in the industry, she has served as a technology and branding panelist for many industry conferences.
Kevin Yu, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Yu, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Yu has over twenty years of experience in launching products and solutions. He has worked with numerous successful startups and also Fortune 100 customers, including Microsoft, Proctor and Gamble, and Hewlett Packard.
He is a practicing Certified Public Accountant in United States with deep business background in Hong Kong and China.
Chief Strategy Officer
Larry Gerbrandt Chief Strategy Officer
Larry Gerbrandt is a leading valuation expert and media research analyst, focused on the economic implications of the intersection of traditional media and new content delivery technologies.
He was previously the SVP/General Manager of Nielsen Analytics, and was the COO of groundbreaking media research organization Kagan World Media, where he oversaw more than two dozen data products, including the definitive Economics of Basic Cable Networks database.
He has served as an expert witness and valuation consultant for more than 90 major litigations in the media and IP arena, including the landmark Katzenberg v. Disney case.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Lostaunau Chief Technology Officer
Chris is an accomplished technology leader with a history of implementing organizational and technology business transformation using emerging technologies. He has served in various industry verticals including financial services, healthcare, and government.
As a results-oriented leader, he has implemented strategic initiatives such as Cloud, DevOps, and agile software delivery for various firms to disrupt and radically improve technology driven outcomes. Chris previously worked with firms such as Kaiser Permanente, Automatic Data Processing, and AIG.
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