Ben Weinberger - Alumni | CMCMA | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Ben Weinberger

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Radio and Television, 2001

SVP and Chief Product Officer

Sling TV, LLC

Ben Weinberger is the SVP and Chief Product Officer at Sling TV where he's helping to redefine the next-generation of television.

Prior to Sling TV, Ben was the co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths, the technology leader in the field of video search and recommendations. Under his leadership, Digitalsmiths developed game-changing video discovery solutions that are being adopted by several of the biggest names in cable, satellite, telco and broadcast media. The company’s product, Seamless Discovery, revolutionized the speed and ease with which consumers can find personally relevant, engaging video content across multiple sources of entertainment and devices.

In 2014, Ben was instrumental in Digitalsmiths being acquired by TiVo for $135 million in a move to expand on new opportunities to commercialize and deploy TiVo’s cloud based services and technologies to operators in conjunction with TiVo’s renowned user interface.  Post-acquisition, Ben expanded Digitalsmiths' efforts to include Latin America and Europe.

Ben serves on the board or advisory boards of of Librestream, MediaShift, T3Media, the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association and Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a Durham, North Carolina nonprofit. Ben graduated with honors from the Department of Radio and Television at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2001.