LONDON — BlissTek (www.blisssmarts.com), a new division of Bliss IP (BIP), with three branded divisions in the Media Tech sector – Digital Vision World (www.digitalvision.world), R3store Studios (www.r3storestudios.com) and R3el (www.r3el.com) – has appointed Jeremy Deaner chief executive officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience successfully growing UK-based software companies internationally. Most recently in this market, he was CEO of AmberFin, guiding the company from start-up to leader in file-based broadcast workflow orchestration before it was acquired by Dalet.
Jointly headed by chairman Daniel Broch and partner Robert Agsteribbe, BIP is the creative force behind the Everyman Cinema chain. Starting from scratch in 2000 with a small maiden venue in Hampstead, London, the company today operates 34-plus venues across the UK and Europe, and is listed on AIM with a valuation of more than £180m.
“With Everyman, we took a business model that was focused on ‘the screen’ and turned that attention to ‘the customer’,” Broch explains. “We made the customer the star of the show and that holds true today at Everyman, which is why it goes from strength to strength.
“In Digital Vision World, R3store Studios, R3el, we own world leading IP, which is the foundation for growth,” Broch explains. “Appointing Jeremy illustrates our intent and demonstrates how serious we are about this opportunity. Jeremy’s brief is, primarily, to build on our fantastic product and services legacy to deliver more for our customers. It’s about better service and ‘kick ass’ products, which will lead to organic growth and, potentially, strategic acquisitions.”
“BlissTek represents a new, refreshing and radically different approach to media tech investment, where the end customer drives our strategic decision-making processes,” explains Deaner. “We have – and will continue to build – a fantastic team of creative & talented minds who are driven by the prospect of delivering valuable solutions, tools and services to the international media tech industry.”