Full Name
David Chu
Job Title
Digital Media Rights
Company
President
Bio
David Chu is Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Media Rights (DMR), a leading digital media and entertainment company he helped orchestrate the launch of more than a decade ago.

Today Digital Media Rights is transforming the industry while specializing in developing and implementing OTT Channels and Digital Distribution strategies.

He has played an instrumental role in the company’s ongoing expansion as both a publisher and developer. Today DMR owns and operates seven OTT channels that have become leading destinations for their respective genres: AsianCrush (pan-Asian), Midnight Pulp (horror/thriller/action), YuyuTV (general entertainment), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cocoro (kids/family), KMTV (K-Pop) and Cinehouse (arthouse).These are available as video-on-demand (AVOD and/or SVOD) apps on Smart TVs, mobile and connected TV devices; on the web; and/or as linear, free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels on the Plex, Roku Channel, Samsung TV, STIRR and VIZIO SmartCast platforms.

Under David’s leadership, DMR has become one of the world’s largest content aggregators and distributors with a catalog containing more than 7,500 premium titles from leading TV networks, studios, producers and sales agents. The company has cultivated distribution deals with Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Cable VOD, iTunes, Google Play, Crackle, FandangoNow, PlutoTV, Tubi, and Vudu, to name a few. Additionally, the DMR Advertising Marketplace provides video and display ads via direct sales and programmatic channels (Connected TV, desktop, and mobile) while connecting brands and media buying agencies to premium publishers.

Prior to forming Digital Media Rights, David was a founding member and head of programming and production for ImaginAsian TV, America’s first Asian American cable television network, and operator of ImaginAsian Theaters in New York and Los Angeles. David oversaw original programming, development, acquisitions and scheduling for the television network. David also co-created and oversaw ImaginAsian Pictures and ImaginAsian Home Entertainment, which distributed pan-Asian feature films theatrically and on home video throughout North America.

David has over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry with prior positions at Showtime Networks and The Sundance Channel. David received a B.A. in Political Science from New York University, and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He also studied acting at The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and The Gene Frankel Theater in New York. David lives in New York City with his family.
David Chu