Alki David

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Alki David
Born Nigeria
Occupation Entrepreneur, producer, actor
Spouse(s) Jennifer Stano
Website
http://www.FilmOn.com/

Alkiviades "Alki" David is the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company[1] and digital media entrepreneur whose companies include FilmOn.TV Networks, Channel 3 Dish Networks in California and Nevada, Channel 8 Los Angeles, KILM Channel 64 Los Angeles (formerly KHIZ), Battlecam.com . David has also appeared in feature films, including The Bank Job, and on UK TV.

Background and family[edit]

David is a Nigeria-born Greek Cypriot[2][3] who was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland.[4] His father, Andrew A. David (1934–2000),[5] was a managing director of Hellenic Bottling Company S.A,[6] which merged in 2000 with Coca-Cola Beverages into Coca-Cola Hellenic. After serving in the British Army, he studied film at the Royal College of Art in London, England, and then moved to Los Angeles, California, where he lived for eight years and was part-owner of a film post-production company.[2] In 1998 he returned to London and co-founded Independent Models, an agency whose models included Helena Christensen.[3][1]

He was married and divorced twice, having two sons with his first wife.[3][7] He met second wife Emma McAllister in 2004, marrying her in 2007, and separating in 2009.[1] As of 2011 he is married to Jennifer Stano, a swimsuit designer and former model who founded Have Faith Swimwear with David in Beverly Hills, California, in 2010. [8]

In the 2008 film The Bank Job, David played a bank-vault expert hired by Jason Statham to help with a bank heist.[3][1]

Business[edit]

David's projects include:

  • FilmOn, a video-on-demand website and mobile service which is an extension of his 111Pix distribution venture.[9]
  • BattleCam.com, a peer-to-peer video streaming website and community[10] whose offerings including Fight Night and other pay-per-view tournaments built around mixed martial arts, gaming and comedy.[10] David advertised for this venture by offering cash to the first person who streaks in a legal manner in front of US President Barack Obama,[1][11] and by hosting a faked assisted suicide.[12]
  • 9021go.com, an online retailer founded in 2011[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Character Type
2004 The Freediver Hector Also director, producer and writer
The Grid Yussef Nasseriah TV series (one episode)
2005 Opa! Spiros Kakogiannis
Spooks Badrak Madjid TV series (one episode)
2006 Hotel Babylon Mr. Pappas TV series (one episode)
2007 Living with Lew Co-producer
Flight of Fury Rojar Direct-to-DVD
Voyage: Killing Brigitte Nielsen Villain Also director, producer, writer, and editor
Fishtales Captain Mavros Also director, producer, writer, and editor
2008 The Bank Job Bambos
2009 Trial & Retribution Hikmet TV series (one episode)
Waking the Dead Coban TV series (two episodes)
2012 Secrets of a Trophy Wife[citation needed] Himself TLC special

Litigations[edit]

CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Broadcasting and their studios won a temporary restraining order against David's FilmOn in November 2010 to prevent unlicensed use of their broadcast signals . David sued CBS, dropped the suit, and sued CBS Interactive in November 2011, alleging copyright infringement due to the CNET website having editorially covered infringing uses of peer-to-peer file-sharing software.[1][14][15][16] In June 2013, David filed a countersuit against the four networks seeking a ruling that providing Internet technology for receiving over-the-air broadcast signals at no charge does not violate broadcasters' copyrights.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hough, Andrew (17 Aug 2010). "Alki David: British billionaire's $1m dare to person who streaks in front of Barack Obama". The Telegraph (UK). Archived from the original on December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b O'Connor, Clare (2010-11-23). "Billionaire Heir Battling Restraining Order From 'Big Four' Networks". Forbes. Archived from the original on December 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d Anstead, Mark (2009-09-28). "Billionaire Alki David loses his wife – and £13m home in the suburbs". Daily Mail (London). Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  4. ^ Flynn, Laurie J. (1999-07-12). "Compressed Data; E-Commerce Twist: Full-Service Shipping". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  5. ^ Curran, Patrick D. (2009-11-05). COBRA: The X-Factor in Strategy Execution. Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse. p. Dedication page. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Andrew A. David". Businessweek. 2012-01-03. Archived from the original on December 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Alki David : a man of many parts". Business XL. May 2008. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  8. ^ "About the Designer". HaveFaith.com. 2012-01-03. Archived from the original on October 31, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  9. ^ "FilmOn to disrupt TV with new streaming channels". Digital Spy. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Billionaire Alki David Presents First Ever "Fight Night at BattleCam.com"" (Press release). BattleCam.com via PRWeb.com. February 7, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ Phillips, Rhodri (2010-08-17). "$1m in cash to flash at Obama". The Sun (UK). Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  12. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios (2011-07-30). "Alki Did It Again! – First Assisted Suicide Broadcast Live Over the Internet was a Promotion". Greek Reporter. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  13. ^ "About 9021go". 9021go.com. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ Gustin, Sam (2011-07-05). "Alki David Drops CNET Lawsuit; Vows to Bring ‘Expanded’ Action". paidContent. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  15. ^ "CBS Interactive Again Accused of Contributing to Piracy". The Hollywood Reporter. 16 Nov 2011. Retrieved 18 Nov 2011. 
  16. ^ Anderson, Nate (2011-05-04). "CNET sued over LimeWire, blamed for 'Internet Piracy Phenomenon'". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  17. ^ Gardner, Eriq (June 27, 2013). "Alki David Fights TV Broadcasters' Lawsuit". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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