Roger Keating runs the digital media effort for Hearst Television. His scope includes Hearst Television’s station sites, mobile apps, social expressions, OTT and advanced advertising. He was a co-founder and board member of Pearl, a venture formed by 9 of the largest local TV groups in the country to pursue opportunities requiring scale and ubiquity; of Mobile Content Ventures, a partnership between Pearl, NBCU, Fox and Ion to deliver the “Dyle” mobile television service. And of NewsON, a venture committed to aggregating the video newscast content from stations around the country into a single set of mobile and connected TV apps.
Earlier in his career, Roger ran large cable TV operations, first at Comcast and then at Time Warner where he presided over the integration of the Adelphia acquisition in the Los Angeles Region. He previously ran the voice services business at AOL, as well as the AOL Health and AOL Travel verticals. He led the formation of Comcast’s Internet division in the mid 90’s and oversaw the development of their high speed data business. And he was founder/CEO of a dot com in 1998 named “Zatso” that worked with local TV broadcasters to offer streaming video-based “personalized newscasts.”