Primary Role
Founder and Head of Programming @ Next New Networks
April 19, 1994

Person Details


Emil Rensing is Chief Digital Officer at EPIX, a joint venture between Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.

As a digital media pioneer, Emil has been instrumental in the early success of AOL, MTV Networks Online, Frederator Studios and Next New Networks.

In 1992, Emil took an engineering job at America Online. During his tenure at AOL, Emil helped develop and package technology into business firsts including Preview Travel, Love@AOL, The Motley Fool, PlanetOut, and iVillage. As a member of the product strategy team, he was critical to AOL's acquisition and integration of many products including Moviefone, Spinner and Winamp.

In 1999, Emil joined MTV's product strategy team focused on the development of MTVi, the online division of the MTV Networks.

In 2001, he and Fred Seibert left MTVi to become partners in [Frederator Studios](, a business dedicated to packaging and developing media properties. Frederator has serviced clients ranging from AOL Time-Warner to Ziff-Davis, Avon and the WWE.

In 2006, Emil co-founded Next New Networks with Fred Seibert, Herb Scannell, Timothy Shey and Jed Simmons.

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