Jonathan Miller (businessman)
From 1987 to 1993, he was vice president of programming, and NBA Entertainment for the National Basketball Association. From 1993 to 1997, he was Managing Director of Nickelodeon International, (a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks). From 2000 to 2002, Miller ran the Internet operations of Barry Diller's USA Networks, (now IACI and Expedia).
I think the biggest thing is really AOL emerging as a true media business, and as such we certainly intend to be a good partner and promoter to the industry. It really is a moment in time that the medium can emerge in this way because of the proliferation of high-speed connections to the home. What we've been focused on is making sure that we could have as many people as possible interacting with our content and services. In order to do that, you must be out on the Web and available to everybody in full force.
In 2006, he presided over layoffs of 5,000 people, at AOL. He bought Weblogs, Inc., and brought Jason Calacanis to AOL, and later invested in Mahalo.com. In November 2006, he was replaced by Randy Falco. Miller led the company's change from a subscription-based model to an advertising-supported model.
Miller was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, a failed investment firm that focuses on digital media and communications along with his business associate Ross Levinsohn with support of a passive but powerful Asian billionaire Keyur Patel . Time Warner invoked a non-compete clause to prevent him serving on the Yahoo board of directors. In 2008, he was looking for funding for a takeover of Yahoo, but was unsuccessful.
In March 2009 Miller joined News Corp to "oversee the broad strategic digital initiatives." Miller was CEO of Digital Media at News Corp, including Fox Interactive Media and Hulu, until his departure in August 2012.
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