CommScope Powers Entertainment Studio’s Comedy Fundraiser for Hunger Relief

Dave Charlton July 9, 2020

mdc_1100x1100This May, Entertainment Studios’ selected CommScope’s software to power its comedy festival fundraiser that provided millions of meals to families affected by COVID-19 across the country.

The Feeding American Comedy Festival was the brainchild of Byron Allen, Founder/Chair/CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group - parent company of Local Now which is brought to users by The Weather Channel. The event, which aired last month (now available on Video on Demand) brought together some of the most talented comedians in the United States to support and raise money for America's largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America®.

In anticipation of an avalanche of viewers and donations, Local Now tapped CommScope to quadruple the capacity of its CommScope Personalized Channels solution. This solution uses CommScope’s Manifest Delivery Controller (MDC) software to power Local Now’s IP video service—through server-side dynamic ad insertion, content personalization, and analytics—in 230 cities.

CLICK TO TWEET:  CommScope’s Dave Charlton explains how the company’s Video Professional Services’ software powered Entertainment Studio’s comedy festival COVID-19 fundraiser.

The CommScope team completed the task in a blistering 10-day period and, in doing so, supported Entertainment Studios’ success in raising enough money to provide 16 million meals to families across the country! It’s another way that CommScope is helping to build a better world.

Thank you to the Video Professional Services team for your expeditious support of our partners and communities in need.

About the Author

Dave Charlton

Dave Charlton is Director, Video Solutions at CommScope. Mr. Charlton has extensive experience in the information technology, voice technology, and broadband areas of the telecommunications industry. He has upper management experience as a V.P. of Business Development, IT executive, and General Manager for a large cable telecommunications company. His background includes pioneering the successful launch of one of the first CATV high-speed data products in the country, as well as directing the IT and telecom divisions of the most advanced cable telecommunications company in the industry. He has been a principal author and project manager for a statewide telecommunications study, a large County government strategic telecommunications plan, and a large metropolitan school system strategic telecommunications plan. Most recently he has been a consultant and program manager for one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country. He has played a strategic role in the planning and rollout of video services with a focus on video-on-demand services. Also extensive experience with DRM technologies and Multi-screen Ad Insertion.