KARIN GILFORD

Senior Vice President of Fancast and Online Entertainment

Comcast Interactive Media

 

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Karin Gilford serves as Senior Vice President of Fancast and Online Entertainment for Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses.

In her role, Ms. Gilford is responsible for the growth and management of CIM’s cutting-edge online video and entertainment site, Fancast.com – and pursing further opportunities for CIM in the online entertainment space.  Fancast is the Web’s ultimate entertainment destination offering consumers instant access to a comprehensive collection of premium entertainment content, including thousands of full-length television episodes and feature films.  Ms. Gilford oversees all operations of Fancast including content and business strategy, monetization, and product development.

Before joining CIM, Karin Gilford spent eight years with Yahoo! serving in several different roles, including Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Entertainment where she led all programming, content and business strategy for the entertainment consumer Web sites: Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! TV, omg!, Shine and Yahoo! Games.  She successfully increased traffic and monetization across the company’s entertainment properties and pioneered programming relationships with networks for full length video content.   She also spearheaded the redesign and re-launch of Yahoo! TV, which doubled traffic and revenue on the site and grew unique visitors to the highest in its history.

Prior to Yahoo!, Ms. Gilford held positions in business development and finance at Paramount Pictures International Television, and Ernst & Young LLP.  

Ms. Gilford holds a BA in business administration from Cal State Northridge, and a MBA from the University of Southern California.  She lives in Pacific Palisades, CA with her husband and their two children.