FORMER BLUE CHIP RADIO AND CLEAR CHANNEL EXECUTIVE JOINS COMPANY’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT RANKS FOR NEXT LEG OF GROWTH
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 13, 2018) – OKTV Network, the cutting-edge innovative internet broadcast entertainment company recently appointed Mike Markwell as General Manager. In this role, he will join the executive team and lead OKTV’s day-to-day operations.
“Mike is perfect for this role. His creativity, passion, and experience make this a natural next step, as we continue to build upon our strategy and success,” stated OKTV Network founder, Xavier “X” Mitchell.
Markwell is a 20-year seasoned veteran of the radio and television industry with stints at Blue Chip Radio and Clear Channel, a founder and sales manager of Louisville’s first hip hop radio station Hot 104 and program director and sales manager for WYCS TV, a minority owned television station in Louisville Kentucky with an emphasis on Urban and Latino American programming.
While at WYCS TV, Michael formed Markwell Media Productions and produced original content for WYCS TV. Shows included the long running kids program, What’s Up Spike hosted by internationally known comedian Spike Davis as well as Got Musica, Noche De Salsa, Got Musica Plus, Estelle’s Paradise and Studio Mix which he then began to syndicate and distribute these programs domestically and internationally.
Michael has distributed over 60 titles domestically and internationally on many platforms and was a pioneer in providing content for wireless devices. The titles included Latin Eyes, Caribbean Escapes, Pacific Fusion, Rolling Art, Black Life in Japan, Money TV, Insider Exclusive, Girls of Stare just to name a few, while continuing to acquire new content for distribution and consult producers. He has also launched 4 different networks. In addition, Michael has acted as agent for several celebrities and served as a consultant for several e- commerce marketing ventures and direct response marketing companies.
Prior to his career in radio and television, Michael had a 10-year career in the horse racing industry as marketing director, and special events director and group sales for Churchill Downs, Pompano Harness Track and Tampa Bay Downs. He developed the first interactive computer system for racing facilities called InfoVision, worked with ABC Television for several Kentucky Derby telecasts and secured a one million dollar sponsorship for the Breeders Crown.
For more information about OKTV, visit www.myok.tv
Opportunity Knocks Television (OKTV) is an internet streamed and broadcast entertainment network offering 24/7, 365 days a year programming. The network is committed to producing quality, compelling family-friendly entertainment options for viewers of all ages. Viewers are able to enjoy original programming, TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres. The free network can be watched from viewers as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen and in select cities via broadcast.
The network debuted in March, 2018 is currently on the air and available in over 60 countries on DIRECTV, Rabbit TV Plus, Roku, Amazon Firestick, Smart TVs, Sling TV, and its stand alone app available on all mobile platforms including google play and itunes. Based on its in-house metrics, OKTV estimates that it has around two million downstream and regular viewers.
OKTV also streams live on its Facebook page and via Phillips and Samsung SmartTVs.