Jay Levine is Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN). Warner Bros. Digital Networks is responsible for creating and building the Studio’s digital footprint and OTT video services, producing native content and harnessing the power of social media through Machinima. As part of Time Warner’s overall growth strategy, WBDN works closely with sister divisions Turner and HBO. WBDN’s current portfolio includes Boomerang (a partnership with Turner), DramaFever, Machinima, Stage 13, Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter), Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres) and a DC-branded service debuting in 2018. Warner bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming puts fans at the intersection of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop-culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.
Levine works extensively with the President of WBDN on guiding the division’s development and build-out of OTT services, the growth of its digital native content footprint and further development of Warner Bros.’ direct-to-consumer capabilities. Levine is responsible for overseeing the groups’ day-to-day operations, including ad sales, distribution, finance, business development and planning.
Before his promotion, Levine had served as Senior Vice President, Business & Strategic Planning, Warner Bros.Television Group, a post to which he was promoted in 2012. He was integral in the expansion of The CW through digital partnerships with Netflix and Hulu, the development of new linear and on-demand distribution windows for WBTVG series, the acquisition and growth of Alloy Entertainment across books, TV and film and the build-out of Blue Ribbon Content, WBTVG’s short-form programming production unit, as well as the creation of new strategic partnerships which helped lead to the formation of WBDNG. Before that, he was VIce President, Business Planning, the role in which he joined the company in 2009.
Prior to joining WBTVG, Levine worked at The Walt Disney Company as an Associate in its Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager, Finance & Business Development for ESPN.com. Levine began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York as a Financial Analyst in its Media & Entertainment Group of the Investment Banking Division. Levine earned both his Bachelor of Science in Economics and an MBA in Accounting & Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.