David B. Williams

GM/SVP for Channels
Pocket.watch

Picture of David B. WilliamsAs SVP/GM of Channels, David leads streaming video businesses at pocket.watch, spearheading initiatives across FAST, SVOD, and YouTube operations, and guiding successful strategies for some of the largest kids and family creators in the world. David has grown pocket.watch into a streaming juggernaut with the most widely distributed kids FAST channels, the largest independent kids SVOD service, Ryan and Friends Plus, and massive audiences across the leading platforms around the world. With over 25 years at the frontiers of digital media, David was previously part of Maker Studios’ senior leadership where he led the talent team and engineered marquee content initiatives. Prior highlights include serving as Chief Content and Technology Strategist for Endemol Beyond USA, co-founding venture-backed Take180 which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company, and developing patented technology that powered fan-driven initiatives for such franchises as Star Trek and Toy Story, and earned an Interactive Emmy Award nomination for The L Word. A longtime entrepreneur, in 1996, David founded a digital-first entertainment studio where he developed the world’s first major animated web series which was widely licensed to distributors including Showtime Networks.

Streaming Media West 2019