Gilford Joins Comcast Unit
PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), the division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, today announced that Karin Gilford will join the company as Senior Vice President of Fancast and Online Entertainment. In this role, Gilford will build and manage Fancast, CIM’s cutting edge online video and entertainment site as well as seek and grow additional opportunities for CIM in the online entertainment space. Gilford will report to Amy Banse, President of Comcast Interactive Media.
Gilford, is an eight-year Yahoo! veteran, where most recently she served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Entertainment leading all programming, content and business strategy for the entertainment consumer websites: Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! Television, OMG, Shine and Yahoo! Games. While at Yahoo!, she successfully increased traffic and monetization across the company’s entertainment properties and pioneered programming relationships with networks for full length video content. Gilford was responsible for the redesign and re-launch of Yahoo! TV, doubling traffic and revenue on the site and growing unique visitors to the highest in the history. She also led Yahoo! Movies to become number one among portal competitors increasing unique visitors by 50% in nine months.
“Karin is a great addition to the CIM family. She understands our vision for a seamless, multi-screen entertainment experience and how the internet can and should play a role in managing that experience” said Banse. “Her proven track record of developing and growing multiple online entertainment businesses from TV to music to movies will be a tremendous asset to Fancast and our online entertainment strategy. I’m thrilled to welcome Karin to our team.”
Comcast Interactive Media (CIM Labs)